Washington College of Law Recognizes Outstanding Students with 2017 Commencement Awards

2017 Commencement
 


The following student awards were announced as part of the 2017 Commencement ceremony. Congratulations to all the recipients.

Administrative Law Review Award (Presented to the best student work published in the Administrative Law Review): Christopher Creech

Edward C. Bou Award (Presented to the foreign-born JD graduate and the foreign-born LL.M. graduate who have attained the highest scholastic averages):

Award for JD Program: Lisa Southerland

Award for ILSP LL.M.: Celestine Greenwood

Business Law Review Award (Presented for the best student work published in the Business Law Review): Catriona Coppler

Clinical Legal Education Association's Student of the Year Award (Presented to the student who has excelled in a clinical course): Sara Fairchild, Sarah West, Alexandra Williams             

Clair A. Cripe Award (Presented to the graduating student who has been outstanding in correctional law): Corey Hutchens

Dean’s Award for Professional Responsibility (Awarded to the graduating student who has participated under the third-year practice rule in the clinical programs in Maryland, Virginia, or the District of Columbia, and who has exemplified proficiency in the skills and high ethical standards of the profession): Katherine Beck, Sarah June Benjamin, Erin Nanovic, Barbara Hurley, Layla Medina, Nakuma Wani-Kenyi

Gillett Prize (Awarded to the student in the graduating class with the highest scholastic average): Mark Levy

Judge Jerry Hermele Book Award (Presented to an LL.M. graduate in the Law and Government Program for extraordinary commitment to service in the public sector): Anushka Gunawardena

The Human Rights Brief Award (Presented for the best student work published in the Human Rights Brief): Meghan Monahan

International Law Review Award (Presented for the best student work published in the International Law Review): Matthew Phifer

Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the Law Award (Presented for the best student work published in the Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the Law): Doran Shemin

T. Morton McDonald Scholarship Award (Presented to the graduating student who has excelled in the field of legal research): Nicholas M. Ravotti

Mooers Trophy (Awarded to the outstanding student in Trial Advocacy): Monisha Rao, Kara Simmons, Christine Varghese

Mussey Prize (Presented to the students who have attained the highest scholastic average during the last year of study in both the full-time and part-time divisions): Full-time division: Ashleigh Allione, Kimberly Arriola, Dima Budron, Aimee Constantineau, Sara Fairchild, Adam Hattenburg, Lauren Jancuska, Alanna Kennedy, Nicholas Laneville, Mark Levy, Pia Nitzschke, Carter Stevens, Brian Tan. Part-time division: Ryan Silverberg

Outstanding Graduate Award (Presented to the JD and LL.M. graduates selected by the faculty):

Award for an LL.M. in International Legal Studies: Celestine Greenwood

Award for an LL.M. in Law & Government: Mario Huapaya

Award for JD Program: Dima Budron, Sara Fairchild, John Zipp

Outstanding Research and Writing Award (Presented to an LL.M. graduate in International Legal Studies and an LL.M. graduate in Law and Government who have demonstrated outstanding ability in research and writing):

Award for an LL.M. in International Legal Studies: Maria Angelica Cruz Cuevas

Award for an LL.M. in Law & Government: Anushka Gunawardena

Thomas O. Sargentich Award (Presented to the LL.M. graduate in Law and Government who has attained the highest scholastic average during his or her study at Washington College of Law): Leandro Manuel Figueira Markulin

Solf Award (Presented to the LL.M. graduate in International Legal Studies who has attained the highest scholastic average during his or her study at Washington College of Law): Celestine Greenwood

Professor Andrew E. Taslitz Award (Presented to the graduating student who has been outstanding in criminal justice): Christina Moehrle

Lura E. Turley Prize (Awarded for the best student work published in the Law Review): Mark Levy

Washington College of Law Alumni Award (Presented to the graduating student who substantially contributed to student activities and to the progress of the law school): Tiana Cherry, Megan Glaub, Noma Ndlovu

 

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