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Awards Determined Through Essay Writing or Nomination

THE ABRAHAM ABRAMOVSKY AWARD

The Abraham Abramovksy Award is presented to a member of the graduating class in recognition of his/her outstanding performance in Trial Advocacy.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:

Nominations for the Abraham Abramovsky Award must be in writing and should be submitted on one 8 ½ x 11 page, 1 inch margins all around. Nominations will be accepted in the Office of Student Affairs until 5:00 pm, April 25, 2014. Nominations can also be e-mailed to nescalera@law.fordham.edu .

THE CLASS OF 1911 PRIZE

On the Occasion of its Silver Jubilee, the Class of 1911 established a prize consisting of the yearly income from the sum of $1,500 to be awarded for the best essay submitted by a student in the graduating class of the law school on a legal subject that is designated annually by the Dean.  In the event that no essay submitted is deemed worthy of the award, the income from the fund for that year is devoted to the purchase of books for the Kissam Library.  The legal subject designated by the Dean for the graduating class of 2014 is:

Fighting Poverty, from President Johnson to Pope Francis?

SELECTION PROCEDURE:

a) Papers are to be submitted to the Office of Student Affairs, no later than 5:00 p.m. on April 25, 2014, the last day of classes. Papers can also be submitted to nescalera@law.fordham.edu.

b) Papers must be typewritten (double-spaced) on 8 2" x 11" paper, 1 inch margins all around.

c) Papers must be between 3,000 and 5,000 words, including footnotes.  No paper which exceeds this limit will receive an award.  Any paper received that exceeds this limit will be returned.

d) Citations must be in approved law review form.

e) Three copies of the paper must be submitted.

f) Papers may appear in other publications, provided their entry in the Class of 1911 Prize competition is duly noted.

g) Since papers are presumed to represent individual study, collaboration with others in its preparation (other than the usual type of law review supervision) is not permitted.

CROWLEY AWARD

The Joseph R. Crowley Memorial Award will be given to the student(s) who during his/her 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 must be in writing and should be submitted on one 8 2" x 11" page, 1 inch margins all around.  Nominations will be accepted in the Office of Student Affairs until 5:00 p.m., April 25, 2014. Nominations can also be e-mailed to nescalera@law.fordham.edu

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 student who publishes the most significant writing or makes the most significant other contribution 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.

DEANS SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

This award is given to a student in the graduating class who has made a singular and distinctive contribution to the Law School community. 

DONALD J. FEERICK PRIZE IN LABOR LAW

The Donald J. Feerick Prize in Labor Law is to be awarded to the student who submits the best paper on a subject in labor law, which is interpreted broadly to include alternative dispute resolution approaches to problem solving.  The Donald J. Feerick Prize in Labor Law was established by the faculty, administration, and staff of Fordham Law School in honor of Donald J. Feerick, the late brother of Dean John D. Feerick, who served as Dean of Fordham Law School from 1982 – 2002.

The Donald J. Feerick Prize, an award in the amount of $500, will be presented at the May 2014 Diploma Ceremony.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:

1. Papers must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on April 25, 2014 to the Office of Student Affairs, either through e-mail or in hardcopy. Papers can also be e-mailed to nescalera@law.fordham.edu .

2. Papers must be typewritten in 12-point, Times New Roman font on 8 ½” by 11” paper, double-spaced, with 1 inch margins all around.

3. Papers should not exceed 50 pages in length, including footnotes.

4. Papers may be written:
a) Solely to be considered for this award,
b) As a final paper on a labor law topic (as defined above) for a law school course, or
c) To appear in other publications, provided their entry in the Donald J. Feerick Prize competition is duly noted.

5. Papers are presumed to represent individual study and collaboration with others in its preparation (other than the usual type of law review supervision) is not permitted.

THE DONALD MAGNETTI AWARD

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

SELECTION PROCEDURE:

Nominations for the Donald Magnetti Award must be in writing and should be submitted on one 8 ½ x 11 page, 1 inch margins all around. Nominations will be accepted in the Office of Student Affairs until 5:00 pm, April 25, 2014. Nominations can also be e-mailed to nescalera@law.fordham.edu .

THE ADELE MONACO MEMORIAL AWARD
 
The Adele Monaco Memorial Award is presented to a member of the graduating 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.

THE ANN MOYNIHAN AWARD

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

SELECTION PROCEDURE:

Nominations for the Ann Moynihan Award must be in writing and should be submitted on one 8 ½ x 11 page, 1 inch margins all around. Nominations will be accepted in the Office of Student Affairs until 5:00 pm, April 25, 2014. Nominations can also be e-mailed to nescalera@law.fordham.edu .

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN LAWYERS AWARD

This year the National Association of Women Lawyers will again sponsor a recognition award for the outstanding law graduate of each American Bar Association approved law school.  The Dean will invite 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 nominees resume should be submitted to the Office of Student Affairs by 5:00 p.m., April 25, 2014.  The nominating letter is limited to one side of a single 8 2" x 11" page and should be signed by the nominator. Nominations can also be e-mailed to nescalera@law.fordham.edu .

The recipient of the National Association of Women Lawyers Award will be announced at graduation.

THE PARCHOMOVSKY – SIEGELMAN STUDENT GRADUATION PRIZE is awarded to the graduating 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 sent to the Office of Student Affairs (Room 06) via campus mail or e-mail to nescalera@law.fordham.edu no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, April 25, 2014. 

THE WALTER B. KENNEDY AWARD is presented to a member of the Fordham Law Review in recognition of extraordinary service that exemplifies the commitment to legal excellence of Professor Walter D. Kennedy, who served as the Law Reviews moderator from 1935 to 1945.

THE KEITH C. MILLER MEMORIAL AWARD is presented to a member of the graduating class who has demonstrated unselfish dedication to the Fordham Moot Court program.  It is named in memory of Keith Miller who was the managing editor of the Moot Court Board in 1986-87.

THE ROBERT ARAM RENZULLI PRIZE IN CRIMINAL LAW is presented to the graduating student who has excelled in the area of criminal law during his/her 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 must be in writing and should be submitted on one 8 2" x 11" page, 1 inch margins all around.  Students are encouraged to nominate themselves for this award.

Nominations will be accepted in the Office of Student Affairs until 5:00 p.m., April 25, 2014. Nominations can also be e-mailed to nescalera@law.fordham.edu. The recipient of the Robert Aram Renzulli Prize in Criminal Law will be announced at the Law School's Diploma Ceremony.

 

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.