It is with great pleasure that I announce the 2012 recipients of the Law School's Distinguished Alumni Award, in the hope that you will plan to attend the awards ceremony at 1:45 p.m., September 7 in Honigman Auditorium, in Hutchins Hall.
This year’s awardees are:
- Bruce P. Bickner, ’68, former corporate executive and law firm practitioner, and longtime alumni volunteer chair of the Law School’s successful private fundraising efforts, including the campaign for our building expansion and renovation project;
- The Honorable Amalya L. Kearse, ’62, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, the first woman and second African American to be named to that bench, and the first woman and first African American lawyer to become a partner in a Wall Street law firm;
- James J. White, ’62, the Robert A. Sullivan Professor of Law at Michigan Law, one of the most highly regarded teachers and scholars in Law School history, whose book Uniform Commercial Code (with Summers and Hillman) is considered to be the most widely recognized treatise on the subject.
These alumni are wonderful examples of the very best of Michigan Law. We’ll be honoring them as part of our weekend of events celebrating the formal dedication of South Hall, which follows at 3 p.m. on Monroe Street between Hutchins Hall and South Hall.
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Evan H. Caminker
The Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes extraordinary alumni whose achievements exemplify the values and ethos of the University of Michigan Law School. Presented annually to one or more deserving alumni, the award is intended to highlight individuals who have made an exceptional impact on their profession, community, and/or Michigan Law.
All members of the Michigan Law community (alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends) are encouraged to submit nominations for the award. Please submit nominations in writing in a cover letter, providing reasons for making the nomination, a brief bio of the nominee, and relevant general background information such as news clippings or letters of support.
Nominations may be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed in hard copy form to Lara Furar, Director of Alumni Relations, University of Michigan Law School, 701 South State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-3091.
The deadline for nominations is March 1, 2013. The 2013 Distinguished Alumni Award will be presented in the fall of 2013.