Recent Award WinnersCongratulations to the law students listed here who received academic awards during the Winter, Summer, and Fall semesters. These students were formally recognized at the Law School's annual Honors Convocation or at a previous event.
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.
Jane L. Mixer Memorial AwardAn award presented for outstanding contributions to activities designed to advance the cause of social justice.
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.
Daniel H. Grady PrizeAn awarded presented to the student who has graduated with the highest standing in his or her Law School class.
Class of 1908 Memorial ScholarshipAwarded to the student who attained the highest scholastic average at the beginning of his or her senior year.
Maurice Weigle Scholarship AwardPresented to the student who attained the highest scholastic average at the end of his or her first 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.
ABA-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.
ABA-BNA Labor Law AwardAn award presented to the student who has excelled in the study of labor law.
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.
Lee Bollinger PrizeA prize presented to the student who has achieved excellence in the study of the First Amendment.
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.First Place Second Place
Alden J. "Butch" Carpenter Memorial Scholarship AwardPresented to students evidencing intent to assist economically depressed communities.Winner Runners-Up
Roger A. Cunningham Memorial Property PrizeAwarded for scholastic excellence in the first-year Property Law course, along with outstanding performance in the rest of the first-year core curriculum.
Emmett E. Eagan AwardAn award presented for excellence in the field of corporate law.
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.
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.
Carl Gussin Memorial PrizeA prize awarded for excellence in the area of trial work.
Rockwell T. Gust Advocacy AwardAn award presented for demonstrated potential as an outstanding trial lawyer and advocate.
International Academy of Trial Lawyers AwardPresented for demonstrated ability in courtroom advocacy.
Richard 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 European Integration and International Peace and Security.European Integration Winner European Integration Runner-Up International Peace and Security Winner
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 - University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform - Michigan Journal of International Law -
Michigan Journal of Gender & Law - Michigan Telecommunications and Technology Law Review - Michigan Journal of Race & Law -
Michigan Journal of Environmental & Administrative Law -
Michigan Business & Entrepreneurial Law Review -
Award for Outstanding Scholarly ContributionAn award presented to the student who wrote the best note published by each Journal.Michigan Law Review - University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform - Michigan Journal of International Law - Eric Stein Award - Michigan Journal of Gender & Law - Michigan Telecommunications and Technology Law Review - Michigan Journal of Race & Law -
Dores McCree AwardFor extraordinary devotion to the well-being of students and commitment to a widely inclusive and unified vision of the Law School community.
Michigan Supreme Court Historical Society Law Student PrizeFor outstanding work in courses related to legal history.
Saul L. Nadler Memorial Award
An award presented for outstanding work in courses related to commercial and corporate law.
National Association of Women Lawyers AwardAwarded for academic achievement, community service, and the potential for future contributions to the advancement of women.
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.
The Rakow ScholarshipEstablished by the Federal Bar Foundation, this is awarded to the student who demonstrates outstanding achievement in corporations or business law.
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.
Scholarly Writing AwardsPresented for scholarly work of superior quality, prepared without the expectation of publication.
Craig Spangenberg Oral Advocacy AwardAn award to recognize one or more students who have demonstrated exceptional ability in courtroom oral advocacy.
Juan Luis Tienda Memorial Scholarship AwardAwarded to students who have demonstrated a commitment to working for the advancement of Latinos in the United States. Joseph Wolfe Memorial PrizePresented to the writer of the best student paper produced in the field of Trust Law during the last year.
Women Lawyers' Association of Michigan Foundation AwardAwarded 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.Kimberly M. Cahill Scholar General Motors Scholar
Women Lawyers 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.
Hessel E. Yntema AwardAn award presented to the student who has performed with distinction in courses and seminars in international and comparative law.
Certificate of Merit WinnersCertificates of Merit are awarded to the students who were recognized for outstanding performance in Law School courses during the Winter, Summer, and Fall 2014 semesters.
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