Sarah Klein, a Student Development Director at Miami Law who works closely with students with disabilities to provide them with counseling and resources, has been awarded the 2010 Dr. Robert Greenberg Award for Innovation by the Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities (C0SD).
COSD, a national association comprised of more than 600 colleges and universities and over 500 major employers, is dedicated to improving the employment rate of students and recent graduates with disabilities on a national basis.
Klein joined Miami Law's Career Development Office last year. She created a webpage specifically catering to disabled students that is regularly updated with career opportunities, helpful resources and current news relating to disability law. Last February, she became one of three founders of the Student Development team. The three meet one-on-one with incoming 1Ls to learn their needs and goals and help them navigate law school life.
In announcing the award, the COSD noted that Klein was being honored "for her work in bridging the gap between disability services and career services for students with disabilities, and specifically law students with disabilities. This has never been done with Ms. Klein's level of attention or care."
"We are thrilled that Sarah is being recognized for her outstanding efforts. Her dedication to students makes a tremendous difference in the lives of our students and she is an outstanding asset to Miami Law," said Acting Dean of Students Marni B. Lennon.
"I am so pleased to be able to bring much deserved attention to this highly talented and professionally capable group of future lawyers. It is a tremendous privilege to work with my students. I share this honor with them," said Klein, who will receive the award on Sunday at the COSD 11TH Annual National Conference Luncheon in Boston.
Miami Law was one of the first law schools in the country to participate in the Workforce Recruitment Program, a recruitment and referral program co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy and the U.S. Department of Defense that connects federal sector employers nationwide with students and recent graduates with disabilities. Miami Law was also one of the first to join the "ABA Disability Honor Roll," demonstrating the school's commitment to this group of students.