ARCHIVED: AALL Announces Winners of LexisNexis Scholarships

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June 14, 2001

The American Association of Law Libraries, in conjunction with LexisNexis, is pleased to announce this year's winners of the LexisNexis John R. Johnson Memorial Scholarship. Scholarship recipients will be recognized during the Association Luncheon at the AALL Annual Meeting in Minneapolis.

  • Merrill Chertok, Alexandria, Va. Chertok is a M.L.I.S. student at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and holds a J.D. from the Dickinson School of Law. A law librarian at the Alexandria Law Library, Chertok is active in AALL and several chapters.
  • Andrew Larrick, Ann Arbor, Mich. Larrick has a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School and now attends the university's School of Information. He also works at the University of Michigan Law Library.
  • Lisa Wagenheim, Seattle, Wash. Wagenheim is pursuing her M.L.S. from University of Washington and works in the school's law library. She earned a J.D. from the University of Arizona.
  • Maureen Dunnigan, Los Angeles, Calif. Dunnigan has a B.A. degree from Arizona State University and will attend library school at the University of California at Los Angeles this fall. She works at the U.C.L.A. law library.
  • Krista Lindhard, Washington, D.C. Lindhard has a B.S. from Georgetown University and plans to attend the College of Information at the University of Maryland this fall. She has been the international and foreign law assistant at the E.B. Williams Library at Georgetown University Law Center for more than two years.
  • Mary McGraw, Lindenwold, N.J. McGraw has a B.A. degree from Rowan University and is pursuing her M.S. degree at Drexel University. McGraw is a library technician at the U.S. Court of Appeals Library in Philadelphia.

The John Johnson Memorial Scholarship, named in honor of John Johnson, former director of librarian relations at LexisNexis, who passed away in 1994, is AALL's first named and endowed scholarship fund. The fund was established to recognize those law librarians who have exhibited high academic achievement, as well as to assist those who have expressed a desire to enter the field of law librarianship, by awarding several significant scholarships through the AALL scholarship program. Winners are selected based on criteria established with the assistance of the AALL Scholarship Committee.

"The entire Executive Board and I am delighted with the results of this fund," said Susan E. Fox, executive director of AALL. "The original goal when LexisNexis founded and endowed the scholarship fund was for it to become self-funding within 10 years. I am happy to report that not only has the goal been reached, but the fund is over $233,000 and growing healthily."

"We at LexisNexis felt strongly that we needed to create a legacy to honor John Johnson in a way that captured John's personal beliefs about law librarianship," said Larry Thompson, senior vice president and chief marketing officer for LexisNexis. "We are proud of the collaboration with AALL on this endowed scholarship that will benefit current and future law librarians. In honoring the winners each year, we are also saluting John's spirit and vision."

About AALL

The American Association of Law Libraries promotes and enhances the value of law libraries to foster the profession of law librarianship and to provide leadership in the field of legal information. Founded in 1906 for both educational and scientific purposes, the Association represents more than 5,000 law librarians affiliated with law firms; law schools; corporate legal departments; courts; and local, state and federal governments. For more information, visit the AALLNET Web site at

About LexisNexis

LexisNexis Group is a leading global provider of information to legal, corporate, government and academic markets, and publishes legal, tax, regulatory and other information. Operating units include authoritative legal publishers, such as Martindale-Hubbell; Matthew Bender; the Butterworths companies in Europe, Asia-Pacific, North America and Africa; Les Editions du Juris-Classeur in France; Abeledo-Perrot in Argentina; Orac in Austria; and other leading companies around the world, all members of Reed Elsevier plc. The LexisNexis services combine searchable access to more than three billion documents from thousands of sources with leading-edge systems and tools for managing this content. LexisNexis delivers a high-quality resource with which to build legal research and knowledge solutions for the enterprise, answering questions and solving problems. For more information, please visit