Congratulations to the students who received academic awards during the 2018-2019 academic year.
Henry M. Bates Memorial ScholarshipWidely held to be the Law School's highest honor, the Bates Scholarship is given to outstanding seniors, with account taken for scholarship in legal studies, personality, character, extracurricular interests, and promise of a distinguished career.
Emily A. Minton MattsonJonathan I. TietzAshley L. Yuill
Jane L. Mixer Memorial AwardAn award presented for outstanding contributions to activities designed to advance the cause of social justice.Allison HorwitzKara A. NaseefRebecca A. Wyss
Irving Stenn Jr. AwardAn award presented to those students who have demonstrated leadership, and contributed through extracurricular activities to the well-being and strength of the Law School or the University.
Kristin L. FroehleJoshua M. GoldmanCarolina I. Velarde
Daniel H. Grady PrizeAn annual award presented to the student who has graduated with the highest standing in their Law School class after completing the full course of study.
John D. Ramer
Class of 1908 Memorial ScholarshipAwarded to the student who attained the highest scholastic average at the beginning of their senior year.
Jonathan I. Tietz
Clara Belfield & Henry Bates Overseas Fellowship
Fellowships presented to students who have completed two or more years of law school to pursue academic or professional projects abroad.
Nadia K. AlhadiLayan K. ChararaKaley A. HanenkratErin E. LiechtyKate PowersZachary J. SimonLuke R.Wilson
APALSA 1L Public Interest FellowshipA fellowship presented to students who have evidenced an intent to contribute to the Asian Pacific Islander American community and the public interest.
Diane KeeCourtney J. Liss
S. Anthony Benton Memorial AwardAn award presented for scholastic excellence in the field of international law.
Layan K. Charara
William W. Bishop Jr. AwardA prize presented to the student who has performed with distinction in the field of international law and in related Law School activities.
Erin E. Liechty
Lee Bollinger PrizeA prize presented to the student who has achieved excellence in the study of the First Amendment.
Arianna M. Demas
The Henry M. Campbell Moot Court CompetitionThe oldest and most prestigious of the various Law School competitions, involving significant hours of preparation throughout the academic year.Brenna K. Twohy (First place)Margaret "Maggie" M. Turner (Second place)
Alden J. "Butch" Carpenter Memorial Scholarship AwardPresented to students evidencing intent to assist economically depressed communities.Joseph M. Kemp (Winner)Ashanti Walker (Runner-up)Colleen S. Roberts (Runner-up)
Comunidad FellowshipThe Comunidad Fellowship is given to a student who has demonstrated a sincere commitment to pro bono work and a career in public interest as well as dedication to the Latinx community.
Emmett E. Eagan AwardAn award presented for excellence in the field of corporate law.
Adam W. Strayer
Robert S. Feldman Labor Law AwardAwarded for outstanding work in the field of labor law.
Fiske AwardA fellowship awarded to exceptional graduates serving as government employees at the federal, state, or local level, and who have demonstrated a commitment to public service values.Ashlyn E. Angell, '19Sarah Grunberger, '19Sarah Precup, '17Christopher VanDeusen, '17
Ralph M. Freeman ScholarshipA scholarship presented to a second or third year student who has demonstrated true excellence in the fields of criminal law and procedure.
Sara M. Stappert
Carl Gussin Memorial PrizeA prize awarded for excellence in the area of trial work.Ingrid M. EicherRachel L. Schlobohm
Rockwell T. Gust Advocacy AwardAn award presented for demonstrated potential as an outstanding trial lawyer and advocate.Selena C. AlonzoJames D. Coatsworth
International Academy of Trial Lawyers AwardPresented for demonstrated ability in courtroom advocacy.Nadia K. AlhadiRichard Katcher Senior Tax PrizePresented for outstanding work in courses and seminars in taxation and related areas.
Adam W. Strayer
The Jon Henry Kouba PrizeThis prize recognizes the best student papers on (1) European Union and (2) International Peace and Security.Tihana Balagovic (European Union Winner)"Regulatory Role of the Competition Law in Creating the Internal Energy Market"Brian Jacobsmeyer (European Union Runner-up) "Forum Shopping in Patent Cases: Lessons for the Unified Patent Court"
Max Lubin (International Peace and Security Winner)"Solving the Puzzle of Perfidy: How an Understanding of the Elements and the Purpose of the Perfidy Prohibition Helps Explain Article 37's Application to Civilian Objects” Marcos Kotlik (International Peace and Security Runner-up)"The Women, Peace, and Security Agenda and Second-Generation Human Security: Mainstreaming Access to Safe Abortion"
Jeffrey S. Lehman Legal Practice AwardAn award presented by the faculty to the student deemed the best legal practice student from the previous year.
Award for Exceptional ServiceAn award presented to a student for outstanding all-around contributions to each Journal.Michigan Law Review: Jonathan I. TietzUniversity of Michigan Journal of Law Reform: Stephanie A. Benjamini and Nicholas R. HazenMichigan Journal of International Law: Kaley A. HanenkratMichigan Journal of Gender & Law: Erin M. RandallMichigan Technology Law Review: André P. RouillardMichigan Journal of Race & Law: Gabriela "Gabi" M. HybelMichigan Journal of Environmental and Administrative Law: Joan M. CampauMichigan Business & Entrepreneurial Law Review: Marques T. Winick
Award for Outstanding Scholarly ContributionAn award presented to the author who wrote the best note published by each Journal.Michigan Law Review: Lisa Limb"Shots Fired: Digging the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act out of the Trenches of Arbitration"
University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform: Meredith D. McPhail"Ensuring That Punishment Does, in Fact, Fit the Crime"
Michigan Journal of International Law: John "Jack" Karl Heise"Space, the Final Frontier of Enterprise: Incentivizing Asteroid Mining Under a Revised International Framework"
Michigan Journal of Gender & Law: Elizabeth Anne Heise"Contracting Around Gender Constructs: Transgender Men at Women's Colleges"
Michigan Technology Law Review: Jonathan I. Tietz"The Unified Patent Court and Patent Trolls in Europe"
Michigan Journal of Race & Law: Morgan A. Birck"Do You See What I See? Problems With Juror Bias in Viewing Body-Camera Video Evidence"
Michigan Journal of Environmental and Administrative Law: Adam Gerken"Examining the Administrative Unworkability of Final Agency Action Doctrine as Applied to The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act"
Michigan Business & Entrepreneurial Law Review: Dustin Womack"Sole Beneficial: How Benefit Corporations May Change the Duty of Care Analysis for Traditional Corporate Directors in Delaware"
Dores McCree Award
For extraordinary devotion to the well-being of students and commitment to a widely inclusive and unified vision of the Law School community.
Cleo L. Hernandez
Michigan Supreme Court Historical Society Law Student PrizeFor outstanding work in courses related to legal history.
Hillary F. John
Saul L. Nadler Memorial AwardAn award presented for outstanding work in courses related to commercial and corporate law.
Adam C. GregoryJustin D. Lauria-BantaBrandon M. WarringtonLeslie R. KanNational Association of Women Lawyers AwardAwarded for academic achievement, community service, and the potential for future contributions to the advancement of women.
Kelly E. Ehrenreich
Jack C. Radcliffe Jr. Award An award presented to a second or third year student who has served as a senior judge in the legal writing program, with account taken for excellence in mentoring first year law students.
Kara A. Naseef
Rakow ScholarshipEstablished by the Federal Bar Foundation, this is awarded to the student who demonstrates outstanding achievement in corporations or business law.Adam C. Gregory
Jenny Runkles Memorial AwardAn annual award presented to second year students who have exhibited a selfless commitment to improving the Law School community, and society as a whole, through devotion to public interest and diversity.
Casey A. FarringtonDonya A. Khadem
Craig Spangenberg Oral Advocacy AwardAn award to recognize one or more students who have demonstrated exceptional ability in courtroom oral advocacy.Claire M. NagelSinéad Redmond
1L Oral Advocacy CompetitionAn internal competition that serves as an introduction to Moot Court.
Brendan M. Flynn
Awarded to a student who demonstrates a commitment to the LGBTQ+ community at Michigan Law and to LGBTQ+ legal issues as shown through academics, stated career interests, volunteer work, and extracurricular involvement.
Anna R. Belkin
Juan Luis Tienda Memorial Scholarship AwardAwarded to students who have demonstrated a commitment to working for the advancement of Latinos in the United States.Melissa AlmonteDaniel A. EchevarriaMiguel Suarez MedinaWomen Law Students Association Leadership AwardAn award that honors a Michigan Law student whose extracurricular leadership has substantially contributed to the advancement of women at the Law School.
Anna R. BelkinHope E. Brinn
Women Lawyers' Association of Michigan Foundation AwardsAwarded to women law students who have demonstrated leadership capabilities and served the community in such areas as family law, child advocacy or domestic violence, or displayed potential for advancing the position of women in society.
Erin R. Emory (Kimberly M. Cahill Scholar)Hillary F. John (Dickinson Wright Women's Network Scholar)Brianna Potter (Florence King Scholar in Patent Law)Women Lawyers Association of Michigan Julia D. Darlow AwardAwarded to a student who has demonstrated a commitment to advancing the interests of women members of the legal profession and to promoting equity and social justice for all people.
Danielle A. Maldonado
Myint Zan LLM PrizeAwarded to an exemplary student with interdisciplinary interests, a commitment to social justice, and an understanding of the role law can play in easing the plight of disadvantaged members of society.
Certificates of Merit are awarded to the students who were recognized for outstanding performance in Law School courses during the Winter 2019 and Fall 2018 semesters.Winter 2019 Accounting for Lawyers: Blair HotzBlockchain and the Law: Allison LasherBusiness Law in China: Han ZhuCivil Procedure: Caroline PerryCommercial Law: Secured Transactions & Mortgages: Adam StrayerComplex Litigation: Alexandra GenordContracts: Shana NissanCopyright: Jonathan TietzCorporate Finance: David ImhoffCorporate Lawyer: Law & Ethics: Matthew BugajCrim Pro: Bail to Post Conviction Review: Thomas Matthew ZainoCriminal Law: Alexandros (Alexi) Ehrlich, Brian RemlingerEmpirical Methods: Christopher EricksonEmployee Benefits & Executive Compensation: Joseph BenedettoEmployment Law: Ian Marshall SanderEnvironmental Crimes: Katherine MarkeyEvidence: Jackson ErpenbachFamily Law: Emily TifftFDA Law: Jonathan TietzFederal Courts: Gabriela HybelFinancial Regulation: Stephen FederowiczFormation of the Common Law: André RouillardHealth Law: Eric AshbyInternational Law: Kami GroomInternational Commercial Arbitration: Lindsay WardlawInternational Corporate Governance: Sarah SmithInternational Environment Law and Policy: Sara PrendergastIntro to Constitutional Law: James Alexander Rowell, Maydha Vinson, Brian RemlingerJurisdiction and Choice of Law: Brian BarmettlerLegal Ethics & Professional Responsibility: Lindsay WardlawLegislation and Regulation: Nicole FrazerMaking of Civil Law: Hayato WatanabeMass Media Law: Arianna DemasMergers and Acquisitions: Bryan PistoriusPartnership Tax: Thomas Matthew ZainoPrisons and the Law: Whitley MannPromoting Social Justice Through Intergroup Dialogue: Katie ChanRace and the Law: Brianna CottonRemedies: Yana NebuchinaSecurities Regulation: Kaleb MartinSex Equality: Jillian GrayTaxation of Individual Income: Christopher PrybyTorts: Mollie Krent, Audrey Springer-Wilson, Stevan BennettTrademarks and Unfair Competition: Matthew RamirezTrusts and Estates I: Eric Wendorf
Fall 2018 Accounting for Lawyer:
Ian Lee Administrative Law: Adam Wallstein Advanced Topics in International Tax: Hunter McWinn Africa in the Global Legal System: Jingwei Xu Bankruptcy: Adam Strayer Boundaries of Citizenship: Jasmine Wang Civil Procedure: Alexandros Ehrlich; Emily Kempa; Julie Moroney; Jeremy ShurComparative Human Rights Law: Shrutanjaya BhardwajConsumption Taxes: Lauren Grace Smith Contracts: Renee Marie Griffin; Elizabeth Rodgers; Xinyue XuCorporate Compliance: Policy and Practice: Joan CampauCorporate Lawyer: Law and Ethics: Thomas ZainoCorporate Reorganization: Leslie KanCorporate Taxation: Adam StrayerCriminal Justice: Investigation and Police Practices: Brenna TwohyCriminal Law: Benjamin Perloff Lempert; Ingrid YinDisability Rights: Adam GerkenEnterprise Organization: Andrew BulovskyEvidence: Patrick Balke; Hallie LipseyFederal Antitrust: Jonathan EdelmanFirst Amendment: Micah TelegenHabeas Corpus: Brent WinslowHuman Rights: Themes and Variations:
Alan BaldridgeImmigration and Nationality: Samantha KulhanekInternational Refugee Law: Drew KramerInternational Tax: Samuel ParksInternational Trade Law: Yuzuki NagakoshiIntroduction to Constitutional Law: Audrey Springer-WilsonIntroduction to the Income Taxation of Business Enterprise: Yingchun NiLaw of the Internet: Sara StappertLegislation and Regulation: Hayato WatanabeManagement and Orgs for Lawyers: Ewan J.S. Hamilton-ShortNational Security and Civil Liberties: Adrian VallensOperations for Lawyers: Charlotte McEwenPatent Law: Taimi JacobsonSales and Secured Financing: Robert JacobsonSecurities Regulation: David FeigenbaumTaxation of Individual Income: Blair HotzTorts: Anna Ver Beek; Alexandros Ehrlich; Hanna RutkowskiTransnational Law: Annemarie Smith-MorrisWater Wars: Law and Policy to Save the Great Lakes: Connor Rubin
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