Mitchell Hamline will honor three alums for their accomplishments and service on Saturday, Sept. 14, during the All School Reunion.
Former Justice Helen Meyer ’83 will receive the Outstanding Alumni Award for her deep commitment and significant service to Mitchell Hamline. Meyer, who served on the Minnesota Supreme Court from 2002 to 2012, was a member of the school’s board of trustees from 2010 to 2019 and served as chair for two years. Meyer also co-founded the Child Protection Program, the predecessor to the Institute to Transform Child Protection, in an effort to reform systemic problems in child protection. In recommending Meyer for the award, one nominator described her as having an abundance of “courage and integrity” and said “her contributions to the strength of the law school and its programs are matched by her commitment to children and families in our communities.”
Justice Anne McKeig ’92 will receive the Distinguished Alumni Award for her professional accomplishments, high ethical standards, and lasting contributions to the legal field. McKeig, who grew up on the Leech Lake Reservation, was appointed to the Minnesota Supreme Court in 2016 and was the first Native American to be named to the state’s highest court. She’s known as a tireless advocate for children who has worked to develop protocols and programs for child protection. One nominator noted that McKeig’s work on behalf of children extends to Mitchell Hamline, pointing out that she has taught a course in Child Abuse and the Law as an adjunct professor and has made frequent visits to the school to speak to students and other groups. “These are just some of the ways that Justice McKeig has served the constituency of our school, in addition to her work for Minnesota, and particularly for vulnerable kids.”
Taylor Levy ’18 will receive the Recent Alumni Award for her contributions to Mitchell Hamline and the community as a whole. Levy is an immigration attorney and legal coordinator for Annunciation House in El Paso, Texas, a migrant and refugee house of hospitality on the U.S.-Mexico border. Levy’s work has been in the media spotlight recently, landing her interviews with NBC, the New York Times, Reuters, The Atlantic, NPR, and other national media outlets. Since her graduation, she has traveled to campus twice to speak with students about her work. Levy is also an enthusiastic advocate for Mitchell Hamline’s blended-learning programs, saying the school’s Hybrid J.D. program made it possible for her to attend law school without leaving El Paso. One nominator said Levy deserved the award because she has “fully embraced her opportunity to make a difference.”
All School Reunion 2019
Sept. 13–14, 2019
Please join us for a weekend to celebrate the Mitchell Hamline community!
Friday: Legacy Family Dinner
Saturday: Open House, Alumni Reception, and Alumni AwardsLearn more and register for the reunion