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Law School Graduate Peterson Earns Morey-Maurice Award for Service, Leadership

Nate Peterson (right) received the Morey-Maurice Award for Service & Leadership from Interim Law School Dean George Critchlow. Photo Courtesy Law School.

Nate Peterson (right) received the Morey-Maurice Award for Service & Leadership from Interim Law School Dean George Critchlow. Photo Courtesy Law School.

Nate Peterson, who received his law degree from the Gonzaga University School of Law earlier this month, is the 10th recipient of the Morey-Maurice Award for Service & Leadership. The award is made annually to the graduating GU law student who has made an “extraordinary contribution of both service and leadership while attending the Gonzaga University School of Law.”

The award was presented to Peterson by George Critchlow, interim dean of the Law School.

Peterson has made immeasurable contributions to both service and leadership during his three years as a Gonzaga law student. He served as editor-in-chief of the Gonzaga Journal of International Law, and as associate editor of the Gonzaga Law Review. During all three years at the law school Peterson was an active member of the Gonzaga Public Interest Law Project and the William O. Douglas Lecture Committee. Outside of law school, he served as the principal organizer of the current Spokane Street Law Program. As a law student, Peterson contributed more than 500 hours of public service to a number of organizations, including the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center, the Rogers High School Midnight Basketball Program, and U.S. Bankruptcy Court.

The Morey-Maurice Award for Service & Leadership was established by Gonzaga Law School Professor John Morey Maurice in memory of his parents, Wanda Morey Maurice and John Wyk Maurice. The award consists of a framed certificate and a hand-blown glass heart created by Marki Hocking, a nationally known glass artist who maintains her studio in the Inland Northwest.

Peterson received his undergraduate degree from Boise State University where he was student body president. Following graduation he will serve a clerkship with Justice Mark Gibbons of the Nevada Supreme Court in Carson City.

For more information, please contact the Gonzaga University School of Law at (509) 313-3700.

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