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Savage receives John & Gertie Witte Prize
By CSLR | Emory Law | May 2, 2018 12:05:00 AM

Audra Savage (SJD 2018) received the 2018 John & Gertie Witte Prize for Outstanding Work in Law and Christianity, which was created in 2014 to honor the memory of CSLR Director John Witte, Jr.'s parents. The award honors a graduating student who has shown excellence in the Christian Legal Studies Program at CSLR.

Savage, who earned her LLM in law and religion from Emory Law in 2015, successfully defended her dissertation in April. Her dissertation committee gave her the distinction of "honors." Her topic was "The Religion of Race: Disestablishing Racism from the American Experience."

In 2014, Savage won first prize in the Religious Liberty Student Writing Competition sponsored by the Washington D.C. chapter of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society and the International Center for Law and Religion Studies. Her paper, "Turning the Other Cheek: The Persecution of the Christian Minority," was published in the Florida Journal of International Law.

Savage, a former corporate lawyer, plans to pursue a professorship teaching corporate law. She was named a fellow at the Center for the Study of Law and Religion.