The JIM ALDRIDGE award for SPECIAL PROJECT OF EXCELLENCE
This award is presented to honor an outstanding legal project sponsored by a student services office during the previous academic year.
2016 - University of California - Santa Barbara Zealously adovcated on behalf of all persons living in California who were detained, but not arrested, and then unable to have the record of the stop removed as per California state law. The hard work of this office resulted in three straight wins at all levels, including in the Court of Appeals, Second District, Division 6, California. SCHMIDT v. CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY PATROL, 205 Cal.Rptr.3rd 613
2015 – Sam Houston State University Partnered with Student Health Services and Voices Against Violence to provide a multi-day workshop about health law, legal rights, powers of attorney, medical powers, organ donation, and directives to physicians.
2014 – The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Translated legal materials into 7 different languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, and Russian) to better serve international and foreign students. Visit their website to learn more about this fantastic program and to access the wonderful materials and resources.
2012 – The University of Texas at Austin and Texas State University Joint project between the two institutions to create Legal Lessons, a series of educational videos featuring college actors and realistic situations.
2011 – The University of North Texas For a series of in-house videos, filmed by a student employee at UNT SLS. This project included information about the steps taken to accomplish the filming and archiving of these videos, such as using free music downloads for background, obtaining releases from clients for their testimonials, and linking these to social media.
2010 – The University of California at Santa Barbara
2009 – The University of California at San Diego
2008 – Sam Houston State University (exception granted)
2007 – The University of Illinois at Champagne
2006 – Sam Houston State University
2005 – Texas State University
2002 – Sam Houston State University
2001 – Texas State University/ University of Texas at Austin
2000 – San Diego State University
The J. RAYMOND SCHIFLETT, III award for OUTSTANDING OFFICE OF THE YEAR
This annual award recognizes the achievements of individuals, organizations, or programs committed to enriching their communities through outstanding educational training, advocacy initiatives, customer service, and leadership roles.
2016 - Sam Houston State University Provides outstanding legal services with an emphasis on legal advising, counseling, and education to currently enrolled students at Sam Houston State University. 2015 - Texas State University, San Marcos