Veronica Canton, ’18 J.D., receives ABA leadership award

Author: Kevin Allen


The American Bar Association selected a member of Notre Dame Law School’s Class of 2018 to receive one of its Leadership Recognition Awards.

Veronica Canton, ’18 J.D., received the award for serving on the editorial board of Landslide, a publication of the ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law. Canton was invited to apply for a position on the board after she presented a paper in May 2017 at the International Trademark Association’s annual meeting in Barcelona, Spain.

The ABA presented the Leadership Recognition Awards in April at the association’s spring conference in Arlington, Virginia.

“One of the first law student editors for Landslide magazine, Veronica jumped in with both feet and has made an impact beyond magazine board expectations,” said Scott Partridge, chair of the ABA’s Intellectual Property Law Section.

“On numerous occasions, Veronica generously volunteered for projects that required a quick turnaround and attention to detail, this while also in law school,” Partridge said. “The board is fortunate to have her and looks forward to watching her grow within the section.”

In addition to her work with the ABA, Canton serves as president of the Hispanic National Bar Association Law Student Division. Also, she has been one of the leading team members on Impowerus – a student-led digital media startup that’s connecting young immigrants with pro bono legal services.

After graduation, she will work with the commercial litigation team at Michael Best LLP in Milwaukee. She plans to become a Certified Information Privacy Professional this fall for both the United States and Europe, and she will continue working with the Impowerus team. She said she is always open to supporting other students and encourages them to connect with her via LinkedIn.

“To say I’ve enjoyed my law school experience is an understatement,” Canton said. “And I’m elated to represent Notre Dame Law School in these endeavors.”