Genser, '01, Wins 100k Prize for Humanitarian Efforts

Genser, '01, Wins 100k Prize for Humanitarian Efforts

By Linda Fitzgerald, Law Quadrangle interim editor

While he was a student at Michigan Law, Jared M. Genser, '01, spent a life-changing summer working for a human rights organization in London. Within a year, he had co-founded Freedom Now, a nonprofit organization dedicated to securing the release of international prisoners of conscience. On June 7, he was awarded The Charles Bronfman Prize, which seeks "to bring public recognition to individuals whose Jewish values infuse their humanitarian accomplishments." Genser, a partner in the Washington, D.C., firm of DLA Piper LLP, has donated the $100,000 prize to Freedom Now.