Nominations being accepted for the Kat Westbrook ‘Rock Star’ Award

The Charleston School of Law Foundation is pleased to announce that it is accepting nominations for the 2023 Kat Westbrook Rock Star Award. The award will honor a Charleston School of Law student who has “demonstrated leadership within the Charleston School of Law to promote collegiality, professionalism, diversity, inclusiveness, and equality.”

Westbrook was “a fiercely loyal friend with a brilliant, curious mind … she was always dependable, Kat was a rock in the way she was persistent and passionate about advocating for all members of the Charleston Law community. Equally, Kat was a star by and through her contagious personality and warmth that made people feel seen and heard.  She truly was a fearless advocate in the push for equality and inclusivity.”

The recipient of the award will receive a $2,500. The Kat Westbrook Rock Star Award is a scholarship granted by the Charleston School of Law Foundation through the generosity of the Adele A. and Harold J. Westbrook Foundation.

Westbrook passed away in 2022. She was an active in member on campus, serving as President of the Alliance for Equality and a member of the Dean’s Diversity Council. She also received the prestigious Ackerman Fellowship at Charleston Pro Bono Legal Services.

Nominees must be an enrolled Charleston School of Law in good standing. All submissions are due by April 7, 2023.

Interested students may nominate themselves or another Charleston School of Law student. To apply:

Submit an essay that is no more than one page in length to Dean Bell, Office of Admission,, describing the nominee’s commitment and activities at Charleston Law that emulate the qualities Kat exhibited as a student.

All submissions will be reviewed by the Foundation and announced in coordination with the Charleston School of Law and the winner will be announced during Awards Day on Tuesday, April 18.