At its spring Board of Governors Meeting in New Orleans, the American Bar Association (ABA) presented St. Mary’s University School of Law student Trevor Hall with its highest student honor – the Law Student Division Gold Key.

According to the ABA, a Gold Key recipient has demonstrated the highest degree of service, dedication, and leadership along with conscientiously furthering the Law Student Division’s purpose of achieving solutions of problems which confront today’s society, strengthening law student participation in the programs and activities, and encouraging the educational and professional development of law students. A limited number of Gold Keys are given to ABA Law Student Division Board members for exceptional service each year; Hall was the only one to win the award at the 2011 meeting.

Hall, a third-year law student, served as an ABA Law Student Division Governor for 2010-2011. Last year, he was recognized by the ABA as a Star of the Division Recipient. At St. Mary’s, he is a successful participant in the advocacy program as a member of its moot court, negotiation and arbitration teams. Hall is also a research assistant for Vincent Johnson, professor of Law.

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