Mark Davey Wins Sax Prize for Excellence in Clinical Advocacy

2003 Stories

Mark Davey '03 is the winner of the 2003 Brian M. Sax Prize for Excellence in Clinical Advocacy. Honorable mention was awarded to Nicole Ozer ’03. Both students will be honored at The Sax Prize award luncheon held on Friday, April 25.

An intern at the East Bay Community Law Center for the past two years, Davey has dedicated himself to the Suitcase Clinic Legal Services project, which provides civil and criminal legal assistance to Berkeley’s homeless population by running four clinics each week at existing homeless drop-in sites. For the last two semesters, Davey has worked as the student coordinator of the project, taking a leading role in fulfilling the clinics goals, advocating for clients and mentoring other student representatives.

Ozer first became involved with the Samuelson Clinic during her first year at Boalt, working over the summer to help identify clients, shape projects and build the clinic’s first website. She officially enrolled in the Clinic in 2001 and has since worked on a variety of projects including authoring a memorandum to the Sri Lankan government regarding the availability of AIDS medications and working on a successful First Amendment challenge to prison regulations regarding mail content.

The Sax Prize is awarded annually to a graduating student who has demonstrated excellence in advocacy and professional judgment on behalf of clients in a Boalt Hall clinic. The award was established in memory of Boalt Hall lecturer Brian M. Sax '69.
(4/16/03)