Charles Williams | June 2, 2020
Victoria Kelley, a rising third-year law student at Notre Dame Law School, has been selected to receive the Peter A.R. Lardy Scholarship Award for the 2020-21 academic year.
“Victoria Kelley was one of the very first student leaders with whom I met when I became dean of Notre Dame Law School, and it was evident in that very first meeting why her peers had looked to her for leadership,” said G. Marcus Cole, the Joseph A. Matson Dean and Professor of Law at Notre Dame Law School. “She is a truly deserving recipient of this award, and she will do honor to both the Law School and the legacy of Peter A.R. Lardy.”
The Class of 1975 established the fellowship to honor their beloved classmate Peter A.R. Lardy, who died of cancer during his third year of law school. The award, which includes a substantial tuition remission for the recipient’s third year of law school, is dedicated “to those who exemplify his courage, love, and understanding toward his fellow man.” It has been awarded each year since 1976.
Kelley said receiving the award was a humbling experience “because it told me that others see me as working towards being a better person and are invested in helping me be the best I can be.”
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