Professors Pottenger and Wizner to Be Honored by Legal Assistance Organization

J.L. Pottenger, Jr. ’75, and Stephen Wizner will receive the 2016 Equal Access to Justice award from New Haven Legal Assistance. The award reception will be held on May 26, 2016 at the Quinnipiack Club. Professors Pottenger and Wizner will be recognized for their work with the Yale Law School clinics to provide representation to those who would otherwise be unable to obtain it. For tickets to the event, visit the New Haven Legal Assistance website.

J.L. Pottenger, Jr., is the Nathan Baker Clinical Professor of Law at Yale Law School. His areas of interest include housing and community development, legislative advocacy, prison legal services, trial practice, landlord/tenant law, and professional responsibility. Professor Pottenger received his A.B. from Princeton and his J.D. from Yale.

Stephen Wizner is the William O. Douglas Clinical Professor Emeritus of Law and Professorial Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School. He received his A.B. from Dartmouth College in 1959, and a J.D. from the University of Chicago in 1963. Professor Wizner is the author of numerous articles on legal education, legal services, ethics, juvenile justice, and poverty law.

New Haven Legal Assistance began presenting the Equal Access to Justice Award in 2004 to recognize those individuals and groups dedicated to the idea that people should have equal access to the justice system without regard to income or other barriers and have actively worked to achieve that goal with the dedication of their time, energy, and/or resources.