Sally Anderson Receives Outstanding Advisor Award


Sally Anderson

Professor Sally Anderson was awarded the Myles Tracy Outstanding Student Organization Advisor Award for her work with the Pre-Law Society. The award was established to honor those advisors who have consistently demon-strated their dedication and skill in service to a student organization. Anderson’s work with the pre-law students has included field trips to law schools, workshops to prepare students for the law school application process, and mentoring for students who want to go into the legal field. During her tenure as the pre-law faculty advi-sor, the organization has increased its member-ship to over 80 students. She was honored at the University Awards Reception in April 2013, where she was presented with her award and a $500 stipend. 

Anderson joined our department as a fulltime faculty member of the legal studies program in the fall of 2007. She is a supervising attorney at the Community Legal Information Center and is the inmate advocate and law library supervisor for the Butte County Jail. Anderson is an alum of CSU, Chico and graduated from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law with a JD.in 2000. She prac-ticed law full time in the Central Valley until she moved back to Chico and joined our de-partment. Her current research interests include criminal justice issues and civic engagement, focusing on the Public Safety Realignment Act (AB 109), jail conditions, and clinical legal education. She recently contributed a book chapter titled “Civic Engagement in the Com-munity: Undergraduate Clinical Legal Educa-tion” to APSA’s Teaching Civic Engagement: From Student to Active Citizen with coauthors Mahalley Allen and Teddy DeLorenzo. 

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