The Arthur E. Armitage, Sr. Distinguished Alumni Award is entering its 27th year. The purpose of this award is to honor a School of Law-Camden graduate who has made significant contributions to his or her profession, whether or not it is the legal profession. Nominees should be highly regarded, active in civic or professional programs and be trusted with some responsible position. Past recipients include: William T. Cahill, Sr., '37, and James J. Florio, '67, former Governors of New Jersey, George F. Kugler, Jr., '53, former Attorney General of New Jersey, Ellen M. Kirsh '75, former General Counsel to AOL, Kathryn Flicker '70, former Director of the NJ Division of Criminal Justice, Carl D. Poplar '67, noted civil and criminal trial attorney, and Amelia H. Boss '75, law professor and internationally acclaimed expert on electronic commerce. 

Honoree CLAW Year Awarded
Hon. Charles A. Rizzi 1939 1983
*Hon. William T. Cahill 1937 1984
*Benjamin Asbell 1930 1985
*Hon.W.(William) Thomas McGann 1936 1986
Hon. William J. Hughes 1958 1987
Hon. A. Donald Bigley 1953 1988
*Hon. Joseph M. Nardi 1956 1989
Hon. James J. Florio 1967 1990
*Thomas F. Connery, Jr. 1939 1991
Hon. Wayne R. Bryant 1972 1992
*Hon. Rudolph J. Rossetti 1960 1993
Hon. Joseph H. Rodriguez 1958 1994
*Prof. Esther F. Clark 1955 1995
*William Tomar 1939 1996
George F. Kugler, Jr. 1953 1997
Hon. Joshua W. Martin, III 1974 1998
Prof. Amelia H. Boss 1975 1999
Carl D. Poplar 1967 2000
Kathryn Flicker Rosenberg 1970 2001
Ellen M. Kirsh 1975 2002
Hon. Wendell F. Holland 1977 2003
Irvin E. Richter 1980 2004
Hon. Gregory M. Sleet 1976 2005
Terry S. Bienstock 1978 2006
Robin L. Wiessmann 1978 2007
Hon. Robert B. Kugler 1978 2008
Jonathan G. Granoff 1979 2009
Daniel J. Phelan 1980 2010
Jeanne M. Fox 1979 2011