Professor Karen Tokarz Honored by AALS

Congratulations to Professor Karen Tokarz for receiving the William Pincus Award from the Association of American Law Schools (AALS)! The award recognizes outstanding contributions to clinical legal education and was presented during the AALS Conference on Clinical Legal Education on Friday, May 3.

Professor Tokarz with fellow Pincus Award winner, Rutgers Law Professor Jon C. Dubin

Professor Tokarz is the co-founder and President of the St. Louis Mediation Project, a free program helping tenants, homeowners, landlords, and lenders solve housing disputes in and out of court. An integral part of the law school Civil Rights, Community Justice & Mediation Clinic, the Project has provided free mediation in St. Louis Housing Courts for almost 15 years. In 2022 and 2023, clinic students and lawyer mediators assisted 2500 households with community and housing court mediation. The mediations are free, impartial, confidential, and voluntary. The Project received a $1.4 million grant in 2021 from the Missouri Housing Development Commission to provide eviction court mediations and expand pre-filing eviction mediations in the community.

Professor Tokarz with Professors Bob Kuehn and Peter Joy of the WashULaw Clinical Education Program