Escanaba graduate awarded Edward H. Rakow scholarship

WATERFORD, Mich. — Katie (Johnsen) Sabo, (WMU) Cooley law student, was awarded the Edward H. Rakow scholarship by the Eastern District of Michigan Chapter of the Federal Bar association on Nov. 15, 2016 at the Westin Book Cadillac Hotel in Detroit. The $1,500 scholarship is awarded each year to a law student who is presently pursing a juris doctor (J.D.) degree, who demonstrates outstanding scholarly achievement in securities or business law, as determined by the dean of the law school.

Sabo is currently ranked first in her class as a third year law student at Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School. During her first term at Cooley, she received the Sol Siegel Award, which is given to the highest ranking student in contracts, and the Shane Joseph Johnson Award, which is given to the first semester student with the highest GPA overall. She has earned an 16 Certificates of Merit, which are given to the student who receives the highest grade in a particular class.

While attending Cooley, she has worked full-time as a legal assistant for Ellias & Elias, P.C. in West Bloomfield, Mich., and as an intern for Justice Bridget Mary McCormack at the Michigan Supreme Court last fall. This past summer, she was a summer associate at Giarmarco, Mullins & Horton, P.C. in Troy, Mich.

Katie currently serves as the editor-in-chief of the WMU Cooley Journal of Practical and Clinical Law. She is also a student clerk for the 2016-2017 term of the Oakland County Bar Association Inns of Court.

Katie was a 2005 graduate of Escanaba High School. She is the daughter of Sue Wind and Dan Wind of Escanaba, and the granddaughter of Joyce Koish of Gladstone.