Congratulations to the students who received academic awards during the 2019-2020 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.
Jane L. Mixer Memorial AwardAn award presented for outstanding contributions to activities designed to advance the cause of social justice.Casey FarringtonGillian McGannAlessandra Rosales
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.
Anna BelkinAustin Del PrioreThomas Garrity
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.
Jonathan I. Tietz
Class of 1908 Memorial ScholarshipAwarded to the student who attained the highest scholastic average at the beginning of their senior year.
Thomas M. Zaino
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.
Andrew BulovskyAndrew CutilloKaley HanenkratYuzuki NagakoshiCora Wright
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.
S. Anthony Benton Memorial AwardAn award presented for scholastic excellence in the field of international law.
Andrew BulovskyYuzuki Nagakoshi
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.
Jingwei "Jeff" Xu
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.Sophia W. Montgomery (First place)Claire A. Shimberg (Second place)
Alden J. "Butch" Carpenter Memorial Scholarship AwardPresented to students evidencing intent to assist economically depressed communities.Alexandria Nichols (Winner)Jonathan McKoy (Runner-up)Emily Olsen (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.
Anna C. Brito
Emmett E. Eagan AwardAn award presented for excellence in the field of corporate law.
Kaleb T. Martin
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.Charles BaederAlicia FerraraLauren Latterell PowellEmma N. Waitzman
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.
Tyler P. Carroll
Carl Gussin Memorial PrizeA prize awarded for excellence in the area of trial work.Kyle FraserGordon S. Lazar
Rockwell T. Gust Advocacy AwardAn award presented for demonstrated potential as an outstanding trial lawyer and advocate.Hetali M. LodayaJulia B. Hayer
International Academy of Trial Lawyers AwardPresented for demonstrated ability in courtroom advocacy.David G. TreadawayRichard Katcher Senior Tax PrizePresented for outstanding work in courses and seminars in taxation and related areas.
Thomas M. Zaino
The Jon Henry Kouba PrizeThis prize recognizes the best student papers on (1) European Union and (2) International Peace and Security.Davor Petric (European Union Winner)"Dignity, Exceptionality, Trust. EU, ME, US."Raphael Beauregard-Lacroix (European Union Runner-up) "Informational Self-Determination, on the Sidelines of European Union Law"
Andrew Bulovsky (International Peace and Security Winner)"Promises Unfulfilled: How Investment Arbitration Tribunals Mishandle Corruption Claims and Undermine International Development”
Jeffrey S. Lehman Legal Practice AwardAn award presented by the faculty to the student deemed the best legal practice student from the previous year.
Andrea L. Hoffer
Award for Exceptional ServiceAn award presented to a student for outstanding all-around contributions to each Journal.Michigan Law Review:
Faraz ShahidpourUniversity of Michigan Journal of Law Reform:
Casey A. FarringtonMichigan Journal of International Law:
Alexia A. JansenMichigan Journal of Gender & Law:
Emma K. MacfarlaneMichigan Technology Law Review:
Olivia L. WheelingMichigan Journal of Race & Law:
Kara C. CrutcherMichigan Journal of Environmental and Administrative Law:
Grace SmithMichigan Business & Entrepreneurial Law Review:
Jacob D. Muller
Award for Outstanding Scholarly ContributionAn award presented to the author who wrote the best note published by each Journal.Michigan Law Review:
Hayato K. Watanabe"The Municipal Pardon Power"
University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform:
Hetali M. Lodaya"Making a Reasonable Calculation: A Strategic Amendment to the IDEA"
Michigan Journal of International Law:
Christa-Gaye Kerr"Sovereign Immunity, the AU, and the ICC: Legitimacy Undermined"
Michigan Journal of Gender & Law:
Susannah Iles"Prescription Restriction: Why Birth Control Must be Over-The-Counter in the United States"
Michigan Technology Law Review:
Amara S. Lopez"Digitizing Scent and Flavor: A Copyright Perspective"
Michigan Journal of Race & Law:
Kerry W. Martin"Jail By Another Name"
Michigan Journal of Environmental and Administrative Law:
Jackson M. Erpenbach"The Federal Coal Leasing Program as an Actionable Subsidy Under International Trade Law"
Michigan Business & Entrepreneurial Law Review:
Kevin C. Deutsch"Pills and Picasso: Evaluating the Proposed Liquidation of the Detroit Institute of Arts During the Detroit Bankruptcy"
This award recognizes the MACL student who epitomizes the Michigan Difference by excelling academically and displaying exemplary character both in and out of the classroom.
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.
Michigan Supreme Court Historical Society Law Student PrizeFor outstanding work in courses related to legal history.
Luke A. Barbour
Saul L. Nadler Memorial AwardAn award presented for outstanding work in courses related to commercial and corporate law.
Joseph D. BenedettoAmanda R. HartRobert W. ShoemakerJingwei "Jeff" XuNational 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. 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.
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.
Craig Spangenberg Oral Advocacy AwardAn award to recognize one or more students who have demonstrated exceptional ability in courtroom oral advocacy.Donya A. KhademParker W. Nelson
1L Oral Advocacy CompetitionAn internal competition that serves as an introduction to Moot Court.
Collin KellySean P. McCroskey
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.
Juan Luis Tienda Memorial Scholarship AwardAwarded to students who have demonstrated a commitment to working for the advancement of Latinos in the United States.Stephan D. LlerenaDerrick A. VallejosAlexandra van DorenWomen 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.
Arlyn UpshawRose Lapp
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.
Anna R. Belkin (Kimberly M. Cahill Scholar)Lauren N. Collins (General Motors Scholarship)Elizabeth P. Helpling (Miller Canfield Scholar)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.
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.
Professor Ellen Katz
Certificates of Merit are awarded to the students who were recognized for outstanding performance in Law School courses during the Winter 2019 and Fall 2020 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:
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:
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:
Yana NebuchinaSecurities Regulation:
Kaleb MartinSex Equality:
Jillian GrayTaxation of Individual Income:
Mollie Krent, Audrey Springer-Wilson, Stevan BennettTrademarks and Unfair Competition:
Matthew RamirezTrusts and Estates I:
Fall 2020Civil Procedure: Daniel Cowan, Gabriel Chess, William JankowskiContracts: Lauren Wilson, Rebecca Fisher, Jacob Pearlman, Christina Van WagenenCriminal Law: Henry Altman, Sarah Bender, Sabrina SchulmanIntro to Constitutional Law: Sarah BenderTorts: Scott MacGuidwin, Alexis Franks, William Scarfone, Lara Ryan, Rachel Harrington, Jia Yi (Caroline) ChenRace and the Law: Aiden ParkNational Security and Civil Liberties: Brenna FerrisConstitutional Equality: Sophia MontgomeryProperty (Schneider): Timothy LeakeProperty (Prifogle): Alaina Mary RichertAdministrative Law: Ruby EmberlingCorporate Compliance: Policy and Practice: Sarah ReasonerDisability Rights: Abigail HesterMusic Copyright: Erin WallInternational Law: Robert EisentroutCopyright: Cody WilesWater Wars/Great Lakes: Emma HimesCorporate Finance: Michael S. KreamerIslamophobia and the Law: Hafsa ToutBankruptcy: Jack SwansonCriminal Justice: Investigation and Police Practices: Lily Sawyer-KaplanIntro to Income Tax of Business: Elizabeth RodgersEconomic Analysis of Law: Timothy LeakeCapital Markets Regulation: Xinyue XuEuropean Union Law: Nwamaka Ikenze, Amanda SwensonEvidence (Friedman): Kurt WohlersEvidence (Uhlmann): Ruby EmberlingRules of Play: Gordon LazarFederal Antitrust: Kacyn FujiiFederal Courts: Guus DuindamInternational Finance: Stephan LlerenaEnvironmental Law and Policy: Benjamin LempertFederal Indian Law: Rebecca ConwayInternational Tax: Evan MulbryJurisdiction and Choice of Law: Sophie SkinnerInternational Litigation: Anna SearleInternational Trade Law: Mason GauchLabor Law: Brian RemlingerAfrica in the Global Legal System: Angela CocoLocal Government: Ameya GehiCorporate Lawyer: Law and Ethics: Joshua GoldmanPatent Law: Anna SearleLegal Ethics and Professional Responsibility: Emma MacfarlaneSecurities Regulation: Hannah EllisTaxation of Individual Income: Emily Rose KempaCorporate Reorganization: Yifan CaoAccounting for Lawyers: Brett BonfantiComparative Human Rights Law: Grigg SchneiderFDA Law: Sabrina GlavotaInter-American Human Rights Systems: Nikki MinevichEarly American Legal History: Lauren LibbyVoting Rights/Election Law: Katherine MarkeyCrimes Against Vulnerable Communities: Jack IgoeModel Rules and Beyond: Phillip Washburn
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