3L Deenah Kogan was awarded the 2015 Mayer Horwitz Scholarship by the Louis D. Brandeis Law Society Foundation on April 21.
The $2,500 award is given each year to a Jewish student at a Philadelphia-area law school who has demonstrated a deep commitment to community service.
Kogan received the award for her determined and effective advocacy on behalf of victims of domestic violence and sex trafficking.
Through her work with several organizations, Kogan helped mobilize an anti-sex trafficking initiative, “We were Slaves,” which raises awareness within faith communities on the issue. She helped develop an educational toolkit that has been used in several states, she gave public presentations, spoke with journalists and successfully lobbied New York legislators to pass the state’s Trafficking Victims Protection and Justice Act.