The National Lawyers Guild is a long-standing association of lawyers dedicated to the need for progressive change in the structure of our political and economic system. C.B. King was a prominent African American lawyer in Georgia known for his courage, courtroom eloquence, and legal skills in the face of fierce and even violent opposition during the civil rights struggle in southwest Georgia.
In C.B. King's honor, the Guild recognizes a law student for organizing and activism in its progressive tradition. Micah is receiving this national award because of his advocacy on behalf of arrestees and detainees during the 2008 Republican National Convention in St. Paul; his leadership and community service last year as a 1L of the Hamline Law and Minnesota chapters of the Guild; his internship with at the Minnesota Civil Justice Center during the school year; and his prison advocacy work as an intern this past summer in San Francisco.
"It is an extraordinary honor for a Hamline Law Student to be recognized in this way by a national legal organization," said Hamline Law Dean Donald M. Lewis.