Lauren Hough, 20, a senior at William Jessup University’s School of Public Policy, is the first recipient of Trinity Law School’s God and Governing Award for her thesis project, “Addressing Persecution of the Church as a Human Rights Concern.”
The God and Governing Award is presented to a graduating senior in the William Jessup University School of Public Policy who demonstrates an exemplary understanding of current global issues and presents solutions to such problems that are innovative, realistic, and promote Christian values and beliefs. The winner is determined through evaluation of their thesis paper, presentation, and defense, which took place during William Jessup University’s 8th Annual Public Policy Lecture Series.
“Human rights has been a concern of mine since coming to William Jessup. I found out that Christians are the most persecuted religion in the world, and I thought, ‘someone needs to do something about this,’” Hough stated.
Hough received a $2,000 cash prize at the ceremony on Thursday night. Should Hough choose to attend Trinity Law School in the future, she will receive an additional $2,000 and a 50% scholarship towards annual tuition.
A native of Grass Valley, California, Hough will be graduating on May 18 with her Bachelors degree in Public Policy with a minor in Bible and Theology. Following graduation, she will be traveling to Cambodia with a team of students from William Jessup University to work with Agape International Missions through the month of June.
Founded in 1980, Trinity Law School is a distinctively Christian law school located in Orange County, California. It is one of four schools in the Trinity International University system. TLS is accredited regionally by the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges and the California State Bar Committee of Bar Examiners.
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