UCHastings Instagram

"It all started with a field trip to an Orange County courthouse when I was in 6th grade." - 2L Elizabeth Lee #UCHastings
Instagram Photo Likes e_monster, ivanadukana, masha.615 and 9 others like this.
Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Carol Christensen in Records Receives the Prestigious Rummel Award

Manager of students' records and exams recognized for dedication and collegiality
Sample alt tag.
Carol Christensen, Records Office

There are few people at UC Hastings who haven't benefited from the diligence and affability of Carol Christensen of the Records Office.

The recipient of the 2013 Rummel Award, an annual acknowledgement of a staff member who has gone "above and beyond" in service to the school, Christensen has managed hundreds of thousands of exams, administered students' grades and bar certifications, and served as an invaluable resource to busy professors and frazzled students. She never fails to deliver on the law school's strategic goal of providing service excellence to the UC Hastings community.

Christensen has also helped to implement dramatic changes since coming to UC Hastings--first in the 1980s, and then, after a stint teaching English in Latin America and working as a translator and writer, beginning again in 2001. Having managed the transition to computerized take-home exams, she recalls how students used to come to campus, sometimes from hours away, to pick up a test. "Nowadays," she says, "it's a good feeling when a student tells me, 'Ihave to fly to France before the exam,' and I can say, 'No problem!'"

She regularly goes above and beyond to make the near-impossible happen. When Professor David Jung and Professor Elizabeth L. Hillman approached her to organize a joint exam for their Torts and Civil Procedure classes, she cheerfully undertook the challenge of coordinating the schedules of almost 100 students.

That characteristic willingness to help has earned Christensen many fans among the faculty. "No matter how often I need her to send me a copy of a student's exam, she responds promptly and helpfully," says Jung, one of four faculty members who nominated her for the award.

The Rummel Award, and the Rummel Scholarship, is funded by the UC Hastings Foundation.

Read more from UC Hastings magazine here.

Go to News Archive

Share this Story

Share via Facebook
Share via TwitterShare via EmailPrint Friendly Version

Other Recent Stories/ RSS

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Conference on Advancing Equal Access to Justice: Barriers, Dilemmas, and Prospects

Conference on Advancing Equal Access to Justice: Barriers, Dilemmas, and Prospects co-sponsored by UC Hastings College of the Law and Stanford Center on the Legal Profession, Stanford Law School, November 12-13, 2015, in San Francisco, California.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014

5 Questions for 2L Elizabeth Lee

Born and raised in Orange County, Lee was thrilled to spend the summer working for a company that offered the quintessential Californian accessory.
Sunday, September 28, 2014

Professor Joan C. Williams Outlines Gender Equity for Tech Companies

By implementing “bias interrupters,” companies like Twitter and Google can even the playing field for women employees.
Friday, September 26, 2014

Thinkers & Doers: Sept 26, 2014

UC Hastings community news September 19-26, 2014.
Monday, September 22, 2014

Professor Charles Knapp: 50 Years of Teaching Contracts

The son of a well-respected local judge in Zanesville, Ohio, Knapp got his B.A. from Denison College and practiced law for four years after law school before eventually becoming an expert and elder statesman in his field.
Go to News Archive