Doctrinal Law Awards

ABA/BNA Award for Excellence in the Study of Health Law

This award, established in 2001, is presented to a graduating student or students to honor superior academic performance and to encourage student interest in the field of health law.

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The 2014 Recipient(s):

ABA/BNA Award for Excellence in the Study of Intellectual Property Law

This award, established in 2001, is presented to a student or students to honor superior academic performance and to encourage student interest in the field of intellectual property law.

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The 2014 Recipient(s):

ABA/BNA Award for Excellence in the Study of Labor and Employment Law

This award, established in 2001, is presented to a student or students to honor superior academic performance and to encourage student interest in the fields of labor and employment law.

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The 2014 Recipient(s):

American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

This award is presented annually to a graduating student who has demonstrated both academic excellence in the study of family law and a professional interest in this area of legal practice.

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American Bankruptcy Institute Medal of Excellence

This award is presented to a student who has achieved the highest grade in bankruptcy courses or has achieved other recognition through either a professional project or other dedication to improving the bankruptcy laws and the bankruptcy bar.

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American Bar Association Land Use Law Award

This award is presented annually to the graduating student who has excelled in the study of the law of land use.

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American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics Health Law Award

This award, established in 2007, is given during the award recipient's second year, to recognize excellence in Health Law Courses.
 


Deborah Michael Richards Award for Family Law

This award is presented annually with income generated from an endowment contributed to the law school in memory of Deborah M. Richards (Class of 1983). The recipient is a graduating student who has demonstrated a commitment to practicing in the area of family law, who will serve a judicial clerkship or accept appointment for public service in a government agency and who has indicated a desire to engage in trial practice.

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Don F. D'Agui Esquire Memorial Award

This award is presented annually to the graduating law student(s) achieving the highest average in and displaying greatest aptitude for the area of the law of torts. This award is supported by income from an endowment contributed to the law school in memory of Don F. D'Agui (Class of 1953) and his son, Don D'Agui II.

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Dr. Maro R. Sondahl Award for Excellence in International Commercial Law

This award, established by Erika Sondahl Levin (Class of 2003) and her family in honor and memory of her father Dr. Maro R. Sondahl, is made annually to two members of the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Team. The two recipients are selected on the basis of their overall dedication to the team, including their level of preparation and research, initiative shown in the writing of the claimant's and respondent's memoranda, assitance in the construction of the arguments advanced in the oral rounds, cooperation with the other members of the team, and overall positive attitude.

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Leonard Zack Award for Academic Achievement

This award is supported by income from an endowment contributed by Leonard Zack, Esquire. It is presented annually to a graduating student or students on the basis of financial need and excellence in the study of dispute resolution.

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Lisa and Kolin Pimental Memorial Award

The award has been established in honor of Rutgers Domestic Violence Pro Bono Project client Lisa Pimental and her two-year-old son Kolin, who were killed in October 2000. It is presented to a graduating student who has demonstrated both excellence in the study of domestic violence law and a commitment to advocating on behalf of victims of domestic violence after graduation.

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M. Donald Kepner Award

Established to honor the career of a former dean and distinguished professor of law, this award is presented to a student or students in the graduating class who excelled in the study of federal jurisdiction.

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Neil Wise Environmental Award
This award is given to a graduating student who has excelled in the study of environmental law.
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The Nicholas and Kathleen Talvacchia Land Use and Real Estate Development Award

 

The Nicholas and Kathleen Talvacchia Land Use and Real Estate Development Award is presented to a law student who has demonstrated excellence in the study of land use and/or real estate development.

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The New Jersey Fellows of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel Award

Is presented to the student(s) who has demonstrated excellence in the area of trusts and estates and a commitment to the field. The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel is a professional association consisting of approximately 85 lawyers from the State of New Jersey and 2,700 lawyers throughout the United States. Fellows of the College are nominated by other Fellows in their geographic area and are elected by the membership at large. A lawyer cannot apply for membership in the College. Fellows are selected on the basis of professional reputation and ability in the fields of trusts and estates and on the basis of having made substantial contributions to these fields through lecturing, writing, teaching and bar activities.

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