Law School Awards Ceremony
Thursday, May 20th, 2021 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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On May 20, the School of Law will honor graduating students who have received various awards, including those that are supported by alumni and friends of the law school. Both the donors and recipients of these awards, as well as the recipients’ guests, are invited to this awards presentation. Graduating students who receive these awards this year, or who received them during their first or second year, are invited to attend this event.
AWARDS SUPPORTED BY ALUMNI AND FRIENDS OF THE SCHOOL OF LAW
School of Law Pro Bono Recognition
This program, established in 2013, recognizes those students who have served the community by completing a minimum of 50 qualifying pro bono hours.
Pro Bono Graduating Student of the Year Award
This award, established in 2018, recognizes the student who completes the greatest number of qualifying pro bono hours.
Stanley I. and Hope S. Adelstein Environmental Law Award
This award was established in 1981 to provide an annual award to the students who prepare the best papers on environmental law.
Stanley I. and Hope S. Adelstein Environmental Law Summer Grant
This award was established in 1981 to recognize the students who dedicate a summer to public interest law in the field of environmental law.
Samuel Archie Award
This award was established in 2013 to recognize students in the Milton A. Kramer Law Clinic Center who demonstrate excellence in client relations.
Saul S. Biskind Summer Fellowships
This award was established in 1996 to provide support to students who dedicate a summer to public interest law.
Harry A. and Sarah Blachman Award
This award was established in 1978 to provide annual support to students who prepare the best essays on improving local, state, or national government.
Patricia Burgess Public Law Prize
This award was established in 2004 to provide an annual prize to a student for outstanding academic performance in the field of public law.
Richard A. and Brandon S. Collier Award
This award was established in 1997 to provide an annual award for outstanding achievement in the study of law-medicine curriculum.
Jack Cronquist Award
This award was established in 1994 to provide annual support to a student with outstanding performance and commitment to clients in the Milton A. Kramer Law Clinic.
Diane Ethics Award
Since 1996, this award recognizes graduating students who have demonstrated, in academic, professional and extracurricular activities, the best understanding of the ethics and ideals of the legal profession.
Paul J. Hergenröeder Award
This award was established in 1987 to provide an annual award to the top students in Trial Tactics.
John Wragg Kellogg Prize
This award was established in 1983 to annually recognize the minority student in the first-year class who, at the end of the first year, has demonstrated the greatest achievement.
Klatsky Human Rights Watch Fellowships
This award was established in 2000 to support students who dedicate a summer to Human Rights Watch.
Sidney H. Moss Award
This award was established in 1950 and amended in 1995 to award an annual prize to the students who obtain the highest grades in Evidence at the School of Law.
Arthur E. Petersilge Award
This award was established in 1986 to support an annual award for students who excelled in the study of wills and trusts.
Lauren B. and Randall E. Shy Fellowship
This award was established in 2017 to support students who dedicate a summer to working in the critical fields of data privacy and data ethics.
Robert I. Zashin Family Law Achievement Prize
This award was established in 2010 to provide an annual award to one or more students enrolled in the School of Law who demonstrate outstanding performance in advanced domestic relations or family law.
Sindell Torts Prize
This award was established to support an annual prize for the best essay in the field of torts.
The Norma & Larry Zukerman Prize
This award was established in 2014 to support an annual prize for the best essay in the field of criminal law.
Clinic Legal Education Association Outstanding Student Award
This award recognizes excellence in a clinical course.
Federal Bar Association Award
This award, supported by the Northern District of Ohio Chapter of the Bar, was established in 1993 to support an annual award given to the top student in each of the Constitutional Law sections at the School of Law.
International Academy of Trial Lawyers
This annual prize was established in 1995 and is awarded to the outstanding student in the trial advocacy program.
Gon '85 Int'l Business Law Award
This award is granted each year to a top student studying International Business Law.
Littler Mendelson Labor Law Award
This award was established in 2002 to recognize a student who has excelled in the study of labor and employment law.
Zashin & Rich Employment and Labor Prize
The Zashin & Rich Employment and Labor Prize will be created by the new Endowment Fund to honor Stephen Zashin’s founding and subsequent expansion of the employment and labor practice at Zashin & Rich. The Prize, to be awarded annually, will honor a student with significant achievement in employment law in recognition of Stephen’s instrumental work and contribution to the legal community in Cleveland and in the United States.
The Outstanding Woman Law Graduate Award
This award is presented by the National Association of Women Lawyers to a woman graduate who has achieved academic distinction and promises contributions to society and to the profession.
Marvin and Sue Sicherman Excellence in Bankruptcy Award
This award is given by the Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Section of the CMBA to a student who has demonstrated scholarship, commitment and aptitude for a career in bankruptcy law.
OUTSTANDING JOURNAL NOTES
Health Matrix—Journal Of Law-Medicine Outstanding Note
Health Matrix: Journal of Law-Medicine is the only student-edited health law journal in the country, with scholarship focusing on the intersection of law, ethics, medicine and policy. It selects the Outstanding Note from approximately twelve submissions.
Journal of International Law – Distinguished Student Note
Established in 1968, the Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law (JIL) is one of the oldest and most prestigious international law journals in the world. The Journal of International Law selects the Distinguished Student Note from approximately eighteen submissions.
Law Review – Outstanding Note
The Case Western Reserve Law Review is a student edited, scholarly publication dealing with subjects of general interest to the legal profession. The Law Review selects the Outstanding Note from approximately twenty-three submissions.
MOCK TRIAL AND MOOT COURT AWARDS
William H. Wallace Award
This award was established in 1995 to provide annual support to a student who has demonstrated excellence in litigation skills.
William E. Davis Prize
This award was established in 1984 to recognize the first and second place teams in the National Mock Trial Tournament Team Night.
Order of the Barristers
This is a national honor society whose purpose is to encourage excellence in oral advocacy and in brief writing. Members are selected for excellence in advocacy and for their total contribution to the law school’s moot court and advocacy programs.
DEAN DUNMORE MOOT COURT COMPETITION
Dean Dunmore Moot Court Competition Tournament Champion
Dean Dunmore Moot Court Competition Tournament Runner-Up
Dean’s Brief-Writing Award
This award is presented to the student with the best brief in the Dean Dunmore Moot Court Competition.
A.E. Bernsteen Award
This annual award is presented to the best oral advocate in the Dean Dunmore Moot Court Competition.
Dean Dunmore Moot Court Competition Tournament Award
This award is presented to the student with the highest combined brief and oral scores.