University of Arizona Law would like to recognize third-year law student Andrea Sharp as a recipient of the University of Arizona’s Centennial Achievement Award for her contributions to the university's community. Sharp is one of six students at the doctoral and master’s levels to receive this recognition, and one of two Juris Doctorate students recognized this year.
“I am honored to have been selected from among other talented, passionate students at the University of Arizona for a 2020 Centennial Achievement Award,” said Sharp. “In my time at Arizona Law, I have been surrounded by colleagues, professors, and practitioners who saw my potential, encouraged me, and put their faith in me. Without them, I never would have had numerous opportunities to contribute to this community, and in the words of another lawyer, work to ensure the law serves the people. As I near graduation, the Arizona Law community reminds me of the values I want to carry forward in my career.”
During her time at Arizona Law Sharp has volunteered at the Name and Gender Marker Clinic, a semiannual event organized by Arizona Law’s Pride Law, to help individuals change their name or gender marker on official documents. She has also created a step-by-step guide, which will be used by legal aid organizations in Arizona, for pro se litigants facing eviction because of their disabilities.
Sharp is a member of Arizona Law’s Law Women’s Association, the Arizona Women Lawyers Association and the American Inn of Court. She serves as managing editor of the Arizona Law Review.
In the fall of 1987, the Division of Student Affairs and the Graduate College inaugurated the Centennial Achievement Graduate Student Award to recognize outstanding achievement and contributions by Graduate College students and to provide financial assistance and recognition to encourage these students to complete their Graduate studies.