Smith Anderson Award

Hanna Nicholes, Smith Anderson Award Winner

Hanna Nicholes, Smith Anderson Award Winner

This year, Wake Forest partnered with Smith Anderson to create a pro bono award, recognizing a Wake Forest School of Law student who has shown an exceptional commitment to pro bono service. Hannah Nicholes is the recipient of the inaugural Smith Anderson Exceptional Service Pro Bono Award.
During law school, Hannah dedicated herself to helping the underprivileged members of the Winston-Salem community. Since the spring of her 1L year, Hannah volunteered every single week at Legal Aid. Hannah spent much of her time at Legal Aid focusing on the legal needs of the homeless population. After graduation, Hannah will begin a fellowship with Legal Aid in Morganton, North Carolina.
Smith Anderson and Wake Forest would also like to acknowledge the other two finalists for this year’s award, Heidi Muller and Jessica Strokus. These three finalists have shown an exceptional dedication to pro bono and truly embody the Pro Humanitate motto!

Hear how Pro Bono helped Hannah get her first job out of law school.