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Carol McCann honored by the Illinois Women's Bar Foundation

10-10-2012

On October 4, 2012, third year SIU Law student Carol McCann was honored with the 2012 Illinois Women's Bar Foundation Scholarship.  Carol is in good company; past winners have included Angela Rollins (2011) and Michelle Hook Dewey (2010).  The Illinois Women's Bar Foundation "awarded its first scholarship in 1966 in honor of Judge Mary Barelme."  Since then, the Foundation has awarded more than $1.1 million in scholarships to outstanding women law students. 

Carol is well-deserving of this honor.  She has been an outstanding law student during all of her time at SIU Law.  She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology from SIUC, and a master's degree in International Relations from the prestigious Maxwell School of Syracuse University.  After law school, Carol plans to continue her education by pursuing a PhD in Anthropology.  Carol is committed to a career that merges her interdisciplinary expertise to develop international and security policy through intercultural collaborations.  Carol is a gifted linguist, speaking several languages, including Arabic, Spanish, French, among others.  While at SIU, Carol has served as the president of the International Law Society, and she has conducted cutting-edge research that brings cross-cultural and political science perspectives to bear on important legal and diplomacy questions. Before coming to law school, she worked with INTERPOL to propose solutions for managing intelligence networks and solve international crises and she has lived and studied abroad numerous times.

On behalf of SIU School of Law, I am extremely grateful to the Women's Bar Foundation for their ongoing support of students like Carol and the other outstanding students who have been recognized by this very special and generous award.