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Hakeem Jefferies (LAW '97) Eugene J. Keogh Award for Distinguished Public Service 2019

An American lawyer and Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives, representing New York's 8th congressional district in Brooklyn and Queens, Rep. Jeffries has emerged as a tireless advocate for social and economic justice. He has played key roles in the FIRST STEP Act for criminal justice reform, the Music Modernization Act for updated copyright law, and the Keep America’s Refuges Operational Act.