Awards Criteria

The Centennial Medal Award is the highest award bestowed upon a graduate of our school. The recipient of this award has demonstrated excellence and leadership in the practice of law, public service, or commerce; significant legal scholarship; significant participation and leadership in professional organizations or activities; extraordinary commitment and active contribution to the recipient’s community; and consistent involvement in CWRU School of Law affairs.

View past winners of the Centennial Medal

The Distinguished Recent Graduate Award is awarded to a graduate of the law school within the last ten years, whose accomplishments enhance the perception of the profession and of the law school in the eyes of the community. Professional accomplishments, significant participation in professional societies or professional activities, community activities, and involvement in School of Law alumni affairs should be considered.

View past winners of the Distinguished Recent Graduate Award

The Distinguished Teacher Award recognizes full-time, adjunct, or visiting members of the faculty, whose commitment to education and the pursuit of knowledge enriched the personal and professional lives of students. The recipient of this award should be a communicator, a motivator, a scholar, a model and an influence, and a teacher whose personal and intellectual qualities have left their mark on students.

View past winners of the Distinguished Teacher Award

New Members to the Law Alumni Association Board
The mission of the Law Alumni Association Board (LAAB) is to provide assistance with student recruitment, mentoring and placement, and to support the School of Law publicly and financially. Members of the LAAB are required to serve a term of three years, 2015 – 2018, and must abide by the Articles of Governance.

Nominations will be accepted from December 15 to March 6. We strongly encourage you to submit your nominations for the election of new members to the LAAB, as well as the following Law Alumni Association awards:

Award recipients are honored, and new board members are elected at the annual Alumni & Faculty Luncheon on Friday, November 20, 2015.

We thank you in advance for your input and look forward to seeing you on November 20th. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact any member of the Nominating Committee.

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