Students, alumni to be honored during Law Day observance
Todd Mikolop ’97, senior attorney with the environmental law team at Hunton & Williams in Washington, D.C., will be the featured speaker during Salve Regina’s 17th annual Law Day observance Friday, April 29. Presented by the Department of Administration of Justice, the ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. in the O’Hare Academic Center, Room 260.
In addition to Mikolop’s remarks and honorary induction into the Alpha Phi Sigma national criminal justice honor society, the ceremony will include the presentation of the McGarry Memorial Scholarship, the Rachel Bassett Award and the Outstanding Intern Awards along with Alpha Phi Sigma inductions.
Jake Leahey will be presented with the Joseph J. McGarry ’97 Memorial Scholarship, Amelia Garris will receive the Rachel Bassett Award, and Outstanding Intern Awards will be presented to Mellisa Anderson and Jacqueline Koren.
Fourteen undergraduate and graduate students will be inducted into Alpha Phi Sigma, including John C. Alfred, Anna Ivanova Anderson, Ethan Boghigian, Kimberly Caplik, Meagan Cuthbert, Tiffany Davila, Meghan Huber, Michael Marotta, Genevieve Elizabeth Marquardt, Nicole McGovern, Jacqueline Pilatti, Victoria Regensburger, Jenifer Sartanowicz and Nicholas Williams.
Mikolop’s practice focuses on national environmental and administrative law issues, with a particular emphasis on water and wildlife related issues. He advises clients on all aspects of environmental and administrative law, including permitting, compliance counseling, participating in rule-making actions, administrative, civil and criminal enforcement defense, and litigation.
Prior to joining Hunton & Williams, Mikolop was a federal prosecutor in the U.S. Department of Justice’s environmental crimes section and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Alaska, where he led investigations and prosecutions across numerous industries, including oil and gas, mining public utilities and internationally regulated shipping.
Established in 1958, Law Day often extends to Law Week when organizations across the nation conduct programs to heighten citizens’ awareness of the rule of law in our constitutional democracy. The 2016 Law Day theme, “Miranda: More than Words,” will explore the procedural protections afforded to all of us by the U.S. Constitution, how these rights are safeguarded by the courts, and why the preservation of these principles is essential to our liberty.