Congratulations to the students who received academic awards during the Winter 2017, Summer 2016, and Fall 2016 semesters.
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.
Damayanti DesaiJohn HeJohn Ramer
Jane L. Mixer Memorial AwardAn award presented for outstanding contributions to activities designed to advance the cause of social justice.Samantha Jaffe
Madeleine JenningsÄnna Jones
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.
Selena AlonzoHannah RubashkinIan Williams
Daniel H. Grady PrizeAn award presented to the student who has graduated with the highest standing in his or her Law School class.Katherine HurrelbrinkClass of 1908 Memorial ScholarshipAwarded to the student who attained the highest scholastic average at the beginning of his or her senior year.
Clara Belfield & Henry Bates Overseas FellowshipFellowships presented to students who have completed two or more years of law school to pursue academic or professional projects abroad.
Victoria Ellen Horne
Jessica StoneABA-BNA Health Law AwardAn award presented to the student who has excelled in the study of health law.
ABA-BNA Intellectual Property AwardAn award presented to the student who has excelled in the study of intellectual property law.Michael Jespersen
ABA-BNA Labor and Employment Law AwardAn award presented to the student who has excelled in the study of labor law.Sara Posner
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.Jasmine Wang
S. Anthony Benton Memorial AwardAn award presented for scholastic excellence in the field of international law.
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.Allison Hight
Lee Bollinger PrizeA prize presented to the student who has achieved excellence in the study of the First Amendment.Philip Hammersley
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.Johanna Walker - First PlaceJohn He - Second Place
Alden J. "Butch" Carpenter Memorial Scholarship AwardPresented to students evidencing intent to assist economically depressed communities.Jennifer Hill - WinnerMcKenzie Southworth - Runner-UpKara Crutcher - Runner-Up
Emmett E. Eagan AwardAn award presented for excellence in the field of corporate law.Adam Gregory
Robert S. Feldman Labor Law AwardAwarded for outstanding work in the field of labor law.Omar El-Halwagi
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.David Hamstra, '15Jessica Kraft, '15Andrew Podrygula, '18David Saraceno, '18Ralph 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.
Scott A. Gallagher
Carl Gussin Memorial PrizeA prize awarded for excellence in the area of trial work.Andrea FraileyÄnna Jones
Rockwell T. Gust Advocacy AwardAn award presented for demonstrated potential as an outstanding trial lawyer and advocate.Damayanti DesaiJames Mestichelli
International Academy of Trial Lawyers AwardPresented for demonstrated ability in courtroom advocacy.Margaret AbernethyRichard Katcher Senior Tax PrizePresented for outstanding work in courses and seminars in taxation and related areas.
The Jon Henry Kouba PrizeThis prize recognizes the best student papers on (1) European Union and (2) International Peace and Security.Varun K. Aery - European Union Winner"European Law and General Principles: Recognizing a Fundamental Right to Water in the European Union”Beiming Liu - European Union Runner-up "Towards a More Coherent EU Human Rights Protection Regime: Divergences and Convergences of Human Rights Protection Approaches by the CJEU and the ECTHR in the Mass Data Surveillance Era"
Francis Tom Temprosa - International Peace and Security Winner"Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement: Experssion of
Lex Lata or
De Lega Ferenda? Status in International Law and Implications on the Law on International Peace and Security”
Bridget Carr - International Peace and Security Runner-up "Refugees Without Borders: Legal Implications of the Refugee Crisis in the Schengen Zone”
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.Z Zheng - Michigan Law ReviewLiliya Paraketsova - University of Michigan Journal of Law ReformAlejandra Salmeron Alfaro - Michigan Journal of International LawMeridith Hoover - Michigan Journal of Gender & LawKevin Weehunt - Michigan Telecommunications and Technology Law ReviewMadeleine Jennings - Michigan Journal of Race & LawKate Peterson - Michigan Journal of Environmental & Administrative LawArielle Mack - Michigan Business & Entrepreneurial Law Review
Award for Outstanding Scholarly ContributionAn award presented to the author who wrote the best note published by each Journal.Adam Kleven - Michigan Law Review
"Minimum Virtual Contacts: A Framework for Specific Jurisdiction in Cyberspace"Joshua Rothenberg - University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform
"Criminal Certification: Restoring Comity in the Categorical Approach"Katie Reineck - Michigan Journal of Gender & Law
"Running from the Gender Police: Reconceptualizing Gender To Ensure Protection for Non-Binary People"Deeva V. Shah - Michigan Telecommunications and Technology Law Review"The Oversimplification of Deregulation: A Case Study on Clinical Decision Support Software"Tara Patel - Michigan Journal of Race & Law
"Distant Voices Then and Now: The Impact of Isolation on the Courtroom Narratives of Slave Ship Captives and Asylum Seekers"Andrea Xu - Michigan Journal of Environmental & Administrative Law
"Brexit and the WTO: What Happens Next"Christian H. Robertson II - Michigan Business & Entrepreneurial Law Review "Defective Construction CGL Coverage: The Subcontractor Exception D"
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.Asma Husain
Michigan Supreme Court Historical Society Law Student PrizeFor outstanding work in courses related to legal history.Adam Kennedy
Saul L. Nadler Memorial AwardAn award presented for outstanding work in courses related to commercial and corporate law.
Richard BullittArielle MackMaria RicaurteMaha SyedNational Association of Women Lawyers AwardAwarded for academic achievement, community service, and the potential for future contributions to the advancement of women.
Aurora Mayté Salazar Ordoñez
Jack C. Radcliffe, Jr. AwardAn 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.Travis Miller
Rakow ScholarshipEstablished by the Federal Bar Foundation, this is awarded to the student who demonstrates outstanding achievement in corporations or business law.Jessica Opila
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.Megan GilesAnna Hall
Craig Spangenberg Oral Advocacy AwardAn award to recognize one or more students who have demonstrated exceptional ability in courtroom oral advocacy.Amanda BlauSarah Harper
1L Oral Advocacy CompetitionAn internal competition that serves as an introduction to Moot Court.Donya Khadem - Winner
Juan Luis Tienda Memorial Scholarship AwardAwarded to students who have demonstrated a commitment to working for the advancement of Latinos in the United States.Amara LopezAlessandra Rosales Women 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.
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.
Hira Baig - Kimberly M. Cahill ScholarWomen 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.
Myint Zan LL.M. 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, Summer, and Fall 2017 semesters.Winter 2017
Administrative Law -
Patrick Miller Bankruptcy -
Erika Giroux Complex Litigation -
Adam Kleven Constitutionalism in South Africa -
Scott Gallagher Copyright -
Raven Lanier Corporate Lawyer: Law Ethics -
Criminal Justice: Investigation & Police Practices -
Katherine Hurrelbrink CriminalLaw -
Christopher Schwartz Criminal Procedure: Bail to Post Conviction Review -
Katherine Hurrelbrink Critical Race Theory -
AuroraMayté Salazar Ordoñez Economic Analysis of Law -
Lukas Kutilek Enterprise Organization -
Christopher Erickson Environmental Law and Policy -
Adele Daniel Equal Protection: Race, Rights, Remedies -
Spencer Klein Evidence -
Russell Bucher; Kristin Froehle Family Law -
Kimberly Goldman Federal Antitrust -
Ethan Stern Federal Courts -
Rachel Hampton First Amendment -
John He Foreign Affairs -
John Charles Treat Formation of the Common Law -
Amanda Rauh-Bieri Habeas Corpus -
Raina Bhatt Health Law -
Jacob Flood Immigration and Nationality -
Alexandra Reed Impact of Human Rights on International Law -
Erin Collins; Francis Tom Temprosa International Corporate Governance -
David Park International Finance -
Adam Church InternationalInvestment Law -
Hannah Friedman International Law Fundamentals - Han Zhu Introduction to Constitutional Law -
Patrick Kennedy; Maria Ricaurte; Christopher Schwartz; Jonathan Tietz Jurisdiction and Choice of Law -
Sachiko Schuricht Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility -
Deeva Shah Mergers and Acquisitions -
Joseph Piligian Modern American Legal History -
Shomik GhoshOperations for Lawyers -
Cody Conwell; Kensuke Okuno Persuasion and the Law -
Nicholas Karp Property -
Christopher Batdorf-Barnes; John Heise Sales and Secured Financing -
Eric Cole Securities Regulation -
Jessica Opila Sex Equality -
Mercedes Corredor Taxation of Individual Income -
Lauren Flamang Torts -
Christopher Batdorf-Barnes Trusts and Estates I -
Samantha Voutyras Use of Force in International Law -
Summer 2017 Civil Procedure -
Guus Duindam Torts -
Guus Duindam; Leia Gu
Fall 2017 Accounting for Lawyers -
David Imhoff Administrative Law -
Michael Abrams Advanced Topics in International Tax -
Lukas Kutilek Art Law -
Thomas Thurman Harward Bankruptcy -
Jonathan Kama; Min Joon Park Bloodfeuds -
Julie Michalski Chinese Constitutionalism -
Jason Zhu Civil Procedure -
Joseph Condon; Andrew Lanham; Sean Magill; Adam Wallstein Climate Change Law -
Wesley Dutton Comparative Human Rights Law -
Marcos Kotlik; Casey Thomson Computer Crimes -
Matthew Miller Contracts -
Thomas Francis Allen; Alexandra Genord; Joshua Raftis Corporate Lawyer: Law & Ethics -
Hunter A. McWinn Corporate Reorganization -
Fiona M. Carmody Corporate Taxation -
Eran Levy; Baihan Li Criminal Justice: Investigation and Police Practices -
Philip Hammersley Criminal Law -
Patrick Balke; Tyler Carroll Employment Law -
Taimi Jacobson Enterprise Organization -
Kyle Olsen Entertainment Law -
Raven N. Lanier Environmental Crimes -
Blair Hotz II European Union Law -David Smellie Evidence -
Christopher Pollack; James Coatsworth Federal Antitrust -
Andrea Xu Federal Courts -
Jessica Stone Federal Indian Law -
John Petoskey International IP -
Amy Gore International Refugee Law -
Jamila Odeh International Tax -
Lakshmi Gopal International Trade Law -
Joan Campau Introduction to Income Tax of Business -
Han Zhu Jurisdiction and Choice of Law -
Christopher Pollack Legal Ethics & Professional Responsibility -
David J. Park Legislation and Regulation -
John Heise Public Control of Land Use -
Eric Koenigsberg Race and the Law -
John Spangler Sales and Secured Financing -
Jarrod Trombley Securities Regulation -
Adam Strayer Sports Law -
Bradley Presant Taxation of Individual Income -
Emily Van Dam Trademarks and Unfail Competition -
Jonathan I. Tietz Transnational Law -
Paul Hoversten Trusts and Estates I -
Maha K. Syed UN & Other International Organizations -
Max Lubin Water Wars/Great Lakes -
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