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The Community Foundation of Utah has award The Steven Magleby Memorial Law Student Fellowship Fund to Laura Neilson, a third year law student at the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah.
Established in 2000, the award recognizes an outstanding law student who demonstrates a devotion to the rights of people with disabilities.
Steven Magleby was a graduate of the University of Utah College of Law who devoted much of his professional life to defending and advocating for the rights of people with disabilities. He served for many years as a trustee of the Disability Law Center, where he mentored and set a high standard for legal advocates and attorneys in the disability rights movement.
Nielson was born and raised in Utah and completed her undergraduate degree in strategic communications with an emphasis in conflict and argumentation. She will graduate from law school this May, and plans to work in the area of Health Law policy reform to better meet the needs of individuals with disabilities.