Welcome back to CGA, Aurora!
Aurora Lynd received the prestigious 2022 President’s Award!
The Widener University Delaware Law School awards one President’s Award each year to the second-year student who contributed most to the school in terms of exceptional scholarship and extracurricular activities. This year, Aurora was the law school student who stood out from her peers for special recognition.
Achieving top marks in law school is challenging enough, but Aurora also holds leadership positions in several prominent organizations and has an externship at the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. She is Editor-in-Chief of the Widener Commonwealth Law Review, which is natural for her since she majored in multiple languages and is a skilled writer. Aurora is also an active member of the Moot Court Honors Society. This year she competed in the Jeffrey G. Miller National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition, which required writing a brief with two teammates, and rigorous practices multiple times a week for two months. Aurora’s coaches were DEP lawyers, professors, and practicing environmental law attorneys. Aurora is also the Treasurer of the Environmental Law and Policy Society, President of the Animal Defense Fund, and a Peer Advisor to first-year law school students.
During the fall semester, Aurora volunteered with the Humane Society of Harrisburg Area, and during the spring semester, she served as a volunteer juror for the Region 1 PBA Mock Trial. Additionally, in her free time last year, Aurora rescued and fostered two kittens, read her favorite fantasy books, and dedicated weekends to her favorite hobby: cooking.
Aurora’s favorite class this year was her First Amendment course. The First Amendment is widely considered to be the most critical part of the Bill of Rights since it protects freedom of speech, religion, press, assembly, and the right to petition the government. Together these fundamental rights to believe and express different ideas make Americans the freest people in the world. Aurora is continuing her studies this summer with a course in Administrative Law — an exploration of the history and function of the administrative state that raises fundamental questions about the scope of power in federal agencies.
CGA is delighted to have Aurora return to the law firm as a 2022 Summer Associate. Attorneys and staff were eager for her return and she immediately dove into several complex cases when she arrived. At CGA, she enjoys assisting students with special needs, and helping parents create Special Needs Trusts.
What a pleasure to have Aurora on the CGA Legal Team! With CGA legal team parents, we have watched her pursuit of excellence through the years and are unbelievably proud of all that she continues to accomplish.