Spring Service Awards
Each spring, the Office of Student Affairs coordinates the nomination process for four service awards: the Jane L. Mixer Memorial Award, the Irving J. Stenn, Jr. Award, the National Association for Women Lawyers Award, and the Julia D. Darlow Award presented by the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan. All students are eligible to receive one of these awards, and may nominate a fellow student for one or more of these awards.
The office also coordinates the nomination process for the Henry M. Bates Memorial Scholarship Award, which is considered to be the highest honor at the Law School. Only faculty members are eligible to nominate a student for this award.
The criteria for each award is listed below, along with a link to each nomination form. Please note that you may nominate an individual for more than one of the awards. Once a nomination is submitted it cannot be edited or retrieved.
The Henry M. Bates Memorial Scholarship Award is presented annually to outstanding seniors in the Law School, with account taken of scholarship in legal studies, personality, character, extracurricular interests, and promise of a distinguished career.
Only faculty members are eligible to nominate a student for this award. Nominations from people other than faculty members will not be considered.
The Jane L. Mixer Memorial Award is presented each year to students who have made the greatest contribution to activities designed to advance the cause of social justice.
The Irving J. Stenn, Jr. Award is presented to students who have demonstrated leadership and contributed, through extracurricular activities, to the well-being and strength of the Law School or University.
Presented to a third-year law student, the National Association of Women Lawyers Award recognizes demonstrated achievement and motivation in academic and community work, and the potential for future contributions to the advancement of women in society and in the legal community.
The Julia D. Darlow Award is presented by the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan to a student who has demonstrated, through Law School and community activities, the substantial likelihood that, as a lawyer, he or she will advance the interests of women members of the legal profession, promote improvements in the administration of justice, promote equity and social justice for all people, and improve relations between the legal profession and the public.