Winner of the 2016
CoLAP Meritorious Service Award
The Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs (CoLAP) is pleased to award the 2016 CoLAP Meritorious Service Award to Jane B. Grisé, Director of Academic Success and Professor at the University of Kentucky College of Law, for her significant contributions to improving law student mental health and physical wellness. Under Grisé’s direction, the school implemented a wellness program that includes the Dean’s Challenge Program, an innovative competition that motivates students to develop healthy behaviors by awarding points – and prizes – for exercising and attending scheduled events on topics such as healthy eating, mindfulness and stress. The Award will be presented on Thursday, October 6, at the 2016 National Conference for Lawyer Assistance Programs in Vancouver, Canada.
The 2016 Meritorious Service Award is presented on behalf of the CoLAP Law School Assistance Committee to encourage creative approaches to help law students in becoming healthy and successful lawyers, and distinguish programs or initiatives that assist law students in improving their mental health and physical wellness. For more information, access the 2016 nomination form and memo seeking nominations.
The Law School Assistance Committee also recognizes the other 2016 nominees:
- James Faught, Dean at Loyola University Chicago School of Law and Board Member of the Illinois Lawyer Assistance Program (LAP), for his efforts in establishing law student educational programs, integrating LAP services into the school, and coordinating LAP volunteer training; and
- Charlotte Taylor, Assistant Dean for Student Services at Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, for her development of a comprehensive student wellness program which includes the Students Helping Students Program, a support system whereby students help fellow students in need.