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2021 Diploma Ceremony Prizes and Awards

THE ABRAHAM ABRAMOVSKY AWARD

The Abraham Abramovksy Award is presented to a member of the graduating J.D. class in recognition of their outstanding performance in Trial Advocacy.

SELECTION PROCEDURE
Nominations for the Abraham Abramovsky Award are to be emailed to lawstudentaffairs@fordham.edu by 12:00 p.m., April 19, 2021.

CROWLEY AWARD

The Joseph R. Crowley Memorial Award will be given to the graduating J.D. student(s) who during their career at the law school best emulated the qualities of the late Dean Crowley. All faculty, students and alumni are encouraged to submit nominations for deserving candidates. The following criteria should be considered in determining nominees:

A. Academic achievement;
B. Membership and participation in law school activities;
C. Volunteer activities within the law school community;
D. Volunteer activities outside the law school community;
E. Demonstrated commitment to assisting fellow students and members of the faculty or administration;
F. Achievements that have worked to enhance the reputation of the law school; and,
G. Other qualities consonant with the late Dean Crowley’s standard of “intelligence, industry, and integrity.

Nominations for the Joseph R. Crowley Memorial Award are to be emailed to lawstudentaffairs@fordham.edu by 12:00 p.m., April 19, 2021.
 
The recipient of the Joseph R. Crowley Memorial Award will be announced at the Law School’s Diploma Ceremony.

THE MARY DALY PRIZE

The Mary Daly Prize in Legal Ethics is awarded to the graduating J.D. student who publishes the most significant writing relating to lawyers’ professional responsibility and/or the legal profession. It was established by the directors of the Stein Center for Law and Ethics in memory of their beloved colleague Mary Daly, who directed the Stein Center in the 1980s and 90s.

Nominations are to be emailed to lawstudentaffairs@fordham.edu by 12:00 p.m., April 19, 2021.

THE EUGENE J. KEEFE AWARD 

The Eugene J. Keefe award is presented to the person who has made the most important contribution to the Fordham community.  This award was established in memory of a beloved faculty member who served at Fordham from 1926 to 1968.

Nominations for this award should be emailed to lawstudentaffairs@fordham.edu by 12:00 p.m., April 19, 2021.

THE DONALD MAGNETTI AWARD

The Donald Magnetti Award is presented to a member of the graduating J.D. class in recognition of their outstanding public commitment and contribution to those beyond the Law School Community.

SELECTION PROCEDURE
Nominations for the Donald Magnetti Award are to be emailed to lawstudentaffairs@fordham.edu by 12:00 p.m., April 19, 2021.

THE ADELE MONACO MEMORIAL AWARD

The Adele Monaco Memorial Award is presented to a member of the graduating J.D. class in the evening division who has made a positive impact on the lives of evening division students through the demonstration of compassion, courage, determination and commitment to public service.

SELECTION PROCEDURE
Nominations for the Adele Monaco Memorial Award should be emailed to lawstudentaffairs@fordham.edu by 12:00 p.m., April 19, 2021.

THE MONSIGNOR JAMES J. MURRAY PRIZE FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN PUBLIC SERVICE

The Monsignor James J. Murray Prize for Achievement in Public Service is given to a graduating Fordham Law School J.D. student who is committed to a career in public service. The prize was established through a generous gift from James J. Houlihan, GSB ’74, Christie L. Houlihan, Law ’11, and the Houlihan family. Just as Monsignor Murray exemplified the Fordham Law motto, “in the service of others,” it is the hope of the Houlihan family that the recipients of this prize will commit their professional lives to public service.

SELECTION PROCEDURE
Nominations for the Monsignor James J. Murray Prize for Achievement in Public Service will be accepted until 12:00 p.m., April 19, 2021 and can be emailed to lawstudentaffairs@fordham.edu.

THE ANN MOYNIHAN AWARD

The Ann Moynihan Award is presented to a member of the J.D. graduating class in recognition of their outstanding performance in the Law School’s Clinical program.

SELECTION PROCEDURE
Nominations for the Ann Moynihan Award should be emailed to lawstudentaffairs@fordham.edu by 12:00 p.m., April 19, 2021.

THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN LAWYERS AWARD

The National Association of Women Lawyers Award is sponsored by the National Association of Women Lawyers and recognizes an outstanding J.D. law graduate of each American Bar Association approved law school. The Dean invites faculty, students and administrators to submit nominations for deserving candidates.

The following criteria should be considered in determining nominees for this award:
a. Contributes to the advancement of women in society;
b. Promotes issues and concerns of women in the legal profession;
c. Exhibits motivation, tenacity and enthusiasm;
d. Demonstrates academic achievement; and
e. Earns the respect of faculty, administration and fellow students.
 
A nominating letter accompanied with the nominee’s resume should be emailed to lawstudentaffairs@fordham.edu by 12:00 p.m., April 19, 2021.  The nominating letter is limited to one side of a single 8 ½” by 11” page and should be signed by the nominator.
 
The recipient of the National Association of Women Lawyers Award will be announced at graduation.

THE PARCHOMOVSKY – SIEGELMAN STUDENT GRADUATION PRIZE

The Parchomovsky – Siegelman Student Graduation Prize is awarded to the graduating J.D. student who produced the best work of scholarship published in one of Fordham’s Law School Journals. Faculty and Journal Board members are invited to nominate up to three J.D. or L.L.M. degree candidates who are deserving of being considered for this award. A copy of the published work should be emailed to lawstudentaffairs@fordham.edu no later than 12:00 p.m. on April 19, 2021.

THE ROBERT ARAM RENZULLI PRIZE IN CRIMINAL LAW

The Robert Aram Renzulli Prize in Criminal Law is presented to the graduating J.D. student who has excelled in the area of criminal law during their three years at Fordham Law School, and who intends to engage in public service criminal law work upon graduating. The prize is supported by the Renzulli Charitable Trust, Kevin and Jeanine O’Brien and Martin J. and Mary Ann McLaughlin.
 
Nominations for the Robert Aram Renzulli Prize in Criminal Law will be accepted until 12:00 p.m., April 19, 2021 by emailing lawstudentaffairs@fordham.edu. Students are encouraged to nominate themselves for this award. The recipient of the Robert Aram Renzulli Prize in Criminal Law will be announced at the Law School’s Diploma Ceremony.  There is also a $1,000 money award.

THE JORENE FRENKL ROBBIE ’79 MEMORIAL LEGAL RESEARCH PRIZE

The Jorene Frenkl Robbie ’79 Memorial Legal Research Prize is presented to a graduating student who has demonstrated excellence in the Advanced Legal Research Program.

SELECTION PROCEDURE
Nominations for the Jorene Frenkl Robbie ’79 Memorial Legal Research Prize should be emailed to the Office of Student Affairs at lawstudentaffairs@fordham.edu until 12:00 p.m., April 19, 2021.  The teachers in the Advanced Legal Research program will select the recipient of this award.

AWARDS DETERMINED BY THE SBA

THE ADJUNCT TEACHER OF THE YEAR AWARD is presented by the Student Bar Association 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 by the Student Bar Association to the professor students identify as being a master teacher. 
 

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