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LLM Student Receives International Law Award from Philadelphia Bar Association

LLM student Max Soucat receives an award from the Philadelphia Bar Association Max Soucat, third from right

October 17, 2018

Max Soucat, an LLM student, received an award from the International Law Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association on Oct. 16.

The award, which was conferred at a reception at Pepper Hamilton, recognizes Soucat’s achievements in international law and human rights.

A native of Bordeaux, France, Soucat initially came to the law school as an exchange student from the Université de Rennes 1 in 2017-18. He returned in the fall of 2018 to pursue an LLM in American Legal Practice.

Soucat was nominated for the award by Professor Clare Keefe Coleman, who noted that his enthusiasm has made him an excellent ambassador for the law school.

“In addition his warm and friendly personality, Max has distinguished himself in his classes,” Coleman said. “He has challenged himself by taking difficult U.S. policy classes, such as Bioethics, Death Penalty, and Race and the Law. This year, he has enrolled in, among other courses, the Pennsylvania Innocence Project practicum, where he is working to exonerate prisoners wrongly held convicted.”