Clinical Professor Lucy Johnston-Walsh, 2nd from left, acquired 2019 Achieving Women Award from Penn State in recognition of her brilliant leadership and accomplishments within the area. Pictured with Johnston-Walsh are, from left, Medha Makhlouf, assistant professor of law and director of Dickinson Law’s Medical-Legal Partnership Clinic; daughter and Penn State student Reilly Johnston-Walsh; Trisha Prosser, administrative aid coordinator, in-house prison clinics; and Jada Ector, class of 2019, licensed felony intern, Dickinson Law’s Children’s Advocacy Clinic. Image: Penn State

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Clinical Professor of Law Lucy Johnston-Walsh obtained 2019 Achieving Women Award from Penn State on Friday, Apr. 26, for the duration of a luncheon in the President’s Hall on the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center, on the University Park campus.
The Achieving Women Award acknowledges Penn State women who’ve proven brilliant leadership and accomplishment in their fields and have long gone past the necessities in their employment obligations and responsibilities in assist of the University’s range efforts, advertising of identical possibility, or contribution to human causes and public provider activities.
“I am so humbled and really venerated to get hold of this award,” stated Johnston-Walsh. “I love the paintings that I do, and it feels splendid to be identified by means of the University for my efforts.”
As director of the Children’s Advocacy Clinic at Dickinson Law, Johnston-Walsh supervises law students as they represent child clients in court complaints involving child maltreatment instances. She is also director of the Center on Children and the Law at Penn State.
Johnston-Walsh is likewise actively worried within the Carlisle community, having served on the Cumberland County Children and Youth Services Advisory Board, Cumberland County Court of Common Pleas Roundtable for Children, and a nearby operating organization for kids getting old out of foster care.
“These committees all work to enhance offerings presented to kids in our region,” said Johnston-Walsh.
She has additionally served on the Clean Air Board of Central Pennsylvania and a neighborhood community fitness foundation board.
Prior to directing the Children’s Advocacy Clinic, Johnston-Walsh labored as a team of workers attorney at MidPenn Legal Services and as a coverage director for a statewide toddler advocacy employer. Before earning her Juris doctor at Dickinson Law, she was a social worker inside the Virginia public college machine.

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