May 04, 2012
Office of the Dean
Third-year Tulane Law School student Ashley L. Banks has been honored by the Louisiana State Bar Association (LSBA) as a Law Student Pro Bono Award recipient for 2012. The award was established in 2007 to recognize up to four law students attending an ABA accredited law school in the State of Louisiana who have demonstrated the utmost dedication to providing legal services to the poor.
Ashley Banks, JD candidate, 2012
Banks, who volunteered 447.8 hours over her three of law years, said she is honored the LSBA selected her as the recipient and hopes to continue serving the community throughout her legal career.
“I have always felt that we have a role to play in ensuring that access to justice is afforded to all who need it,” says Banks. “Through pro bono work, I have gained a better recognition of the legal challenges and opportunities in New Orleans, and these opportunities have provided me with a great love of the city and of service.
A Tulane graduating law student has been among the LSBA-selected award recipients each year since the award was created. Banks will formally be recognized at a ceremony later this month.