Awards

Awards Determined Through Essay Writing or Nomination

Awards Determined and Presented by the Student Bar Association

THE PHILIP R. FUSCO MEMORIAL AWARD is presented to a student who participated in the intramural athletic program while demonstrating dedication, enthusiasm, good sportsmanship and academic achievement.

THE EUGENE J. KEEFE AWARD is presented to the person who has made the most important contribution to the Fordham community.  The award is presented in memory of a beloved faculty member who served at Fordham Law School from 1926 to 1968.

THE ADJUNCT TEACHER OF THE YEAR AWARD is presented to the adjunct professor selected by students for excellence inside and outside the classroom and for exhibiting the highest level of education to his or her students.

THE TEACHER OF THE YEAR AWARD is presented to the professor students identify as being a master teacher.

Awards Determined by Grades

THE ACTUM FOUNDATION PRIZE is awarded to a graduating LL.M. student who, in the judgment of the administration, has done distinguished work in the Banking, Corporate and Finance Law Program.  The prize was established through the generosity of Pierre Charpie of Switzerland, a 1995 and 1996 graduate of the Fordham LL.M. program.

THE CHAPIN PRIZE is awarded to the student in the graduating class who has attained the highest weighted average throughout law school.  This prize was established in memory of Professor H. Gerald Chapin, who served on the Faculty of the Law School from its founding in 1905 until his death in 1920.

THE DAVID F. AND MARY LOUISE CONDON PRIZE is awarded to the student who attains the highest grade in American Legal History.

THE BENJAMIN FINKEL PRIZE is awarded to that member of the graduation class who has excelled in the course in Bankruptcy.  It is named in memory of a distinguished alumnus, who was long a practitioner in this field, Benjamin Finkel.

THE FORDHAM LAW ALUMNI ASSOCIATION MEDAL IN CONSTITUTIONAL LAW is awarded to the member of the graduating class who excelled in Constitutional Law in his or her first year.

THE WHITMORE GRAY PRIZE is awarded to the graduating student who, in the opinion of a committee of the Faculty, has been outstanding in courses or activities relating to International Law practice.  It was established through the generosity of Professor Whitmore Gray, a distinguished visiting professor at Fordham.

THE EMILY C. AND JOHN E. HANSEN AWARD is awarded to the graduating LL.M. student in the Intellectual Property and Information Technology Program who attains the highest cumulative average. It is established in honor of Professor Hansen's parents.

THE EDWARD J. AND ELIZABETH V. HAWK PRIZE, established through the generosity of Professor Barry E. Hawk, is awarded to the graduating LL.M. student in the International Business and Trade Law program who attains the highest cumulative average.

THE HUGH R. JONES AWARD in law and public policy is presented to the student in the graduating class who has attained the highest combined weighted average in the subjects of Constitutional Law, Criminal Justice and Professional Responsibility.  The prize is named in honor of the distinguished former member of New York's highest court.

THE JAMES LEITNER AWARD is established by faculty and alumni of the Leitner Center for International Law and Justice.  This $1,000 prize is awarded to the graduating LL.M. student in International Law and Justice who attains the highest cumulative average.  It is named for James Leitner, with gratitude for his unparalleled generosity and support for human rights around the world.

THE EMMET J. McCORMACK FOUNDATION PRIZE is awarded to the student who has attained the highest grade in Admiralty Law.

THE LAWRENCE J. McKAY PRIZE is awarded to the graduating students who represented the Law School in the National Moot Court Competition.

THE HONORABLE JOSEPH M. McLAUGHLIN PRIZE is awarded to the student who attained the highest combined weighted average during his or her first year.  The award is named in honor of the Honorable Joseph M. McLaughlin of the United States Court of Appeals.

THE ADDISON M. METCALF LABOR LAW PRIZE is awarded to the student in the graduating class who has received the highest grade in the basic Labor Law course.  The prize was created through the generosity of Mr. Addison Metcalf, a longtime member of the Law School's administrative staff.

THE HENRIETTA METCALF PRIZE is awarded to the student in the graduating class who has received the highest grade in Contracts.

THE PETER J. O'CONNOR PRIZE is awarded to the student with the highest weighted average in courses in Evidence and New York Practice.  It is named in memory of Professor O'Connor, a 1956 graduate of the school, who taught at Fordham Law School for 15 years until his death in 1988.

THE THOMAS F. REDDY, JR. PRIZE is awarded to the graduating senior with the highest grades in courses in Intellectual Property.  It is presented in memory of Thomas F. Reddy, Jr., a 1941 graduate of the school, who was a senior partner in the firm of Penine & Edmond, and a widely respected authority in this field of law.

THE ROBERT SCHUMAN PRIZE, established through the generosity of Professor Roger Goebel, is awarded to the graduating J.D. student who has achieved the highest grades in courses in European Union Law.  The prize is named in honor of the distinguished former Foreign Minister of France who was one of the leading statesmen inspiring the creation of the European Union.

THE SENIOR PRIZE is awarded to the students in each division of the graduating class who attain the highest weighted average throughout the year.

THE JAMES E. TOLAN FELLOWSHIP IN INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS is a post-graduate fellowship that funds a Fordham Law School graduate to work for an international human rights organization for one year. The Fellowship is named in honor of James Tolan, a long-time supporter of the Crowley Program.

THE WILLIAM MICHAEL TREANOR AWARD is named for former Fordham Law School Dean William Michael Treanor and is awarded to the graduating LL.M. student in the U.S. and Comparative Law Program who attains the highest cumulative average.  Established through the generosity of Professor Thomas Lee and Assistant Dean Toni M. Jaeger-Fine, this award recognizes the extraordinary contributions made by Dean Treanor to the development of the Law School’s LL.M. and international programs.

THE MILTON YOUNG PRIZE is awarded to that member of the graduating class who has excelled in courses in the field of Taxation. It is named in memory of Milton Young, a member of the class of 1931 and has been endowed through the generosity of the Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation.

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