Christy B. Crouse, of Warrensburg, graduated Saturday, June 12 with a doctor of law degree from the University of Chicago Law School in Chicago, Illinois.
Crouse graduated with honors and was one of two students who received the Edwin F. Mandel award, given to members of the graduating class who made exceptional contributions to the school’s clinical education program, in both the quality of work done and the conscientious exercise of their professional abilities.
Crouse was also recognized with the Ann Watson Barber Outstanding Service Award as a graduating student making exceptional contributions to the quality of life at the school.
During law school, Crouse worked with the Global Human Rights Clinic under the direction of Professor Claudia Flores. Crouse assisted the International Labour Organization in researching and writing a report on the wage gap migrant’s experience worldwide.
Crouse partnered with the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women as well, to support women’s participation in Chile’s constitutional reform process.
Crouse graduated from Truman State University in 2017 with a bachelor of arts and is a 2013 graduate of Warrensburg High School.
Crouse received a 2021 fellowship from the University of Chicago Law School and plans to work for Dejusticia as a human rights lawyer in Bogota, Colombia, working on the nonprofit’s anti-discrimination and migration teams.
“I’m thankful to all who were supportive and integral to my development throughout my years of study,” Crouse said.