SIU School of Law student recognized among the nation's elite
February 27, 2018,
CARBONDALE, Ill. — A Southern Illinois University School of Law student whose work includes helping child abuse and neglect survivors, is being recognized by The National Jurist magazine as one of the nation’s 20 law students of the year.
This is the second year in a row a student from the SIU School of Law earned the honor; Willie Lyles III, a then third-year student, was a 2017 selection.
Helping others is Feraru’s goal
Victor Feraru, a third-year law student appointed in fall 2016 to the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services Children’s Justice Task Force, is recognized in the magazine’s spring issue.
“I am surprised and honored. I really like helping others, so it’s humbling to think that outsiders think that the work is worthwhile,” said Feraru, who himself spent most of his first 17 years between 40 foster homes, three group homes and visits with biological family members.
Honoring students who ‘push themselves’
In honoring 20 law students — five from each region of the United States — the magazine for a third year is recognizing students “who contributed the most to their schools or communities.”
“The law students who grow the most tend to be the ones who stretch and push themselves,” the magazine states. “They push themselves to help better their law schools, to help better their communities and to help those in need.”
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