Student Awards

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Student Awards

A. Harold Weber Award

For Excellence in Legal Writing
What will it profit you to know all the law and the prophets if you lack the power to make these clear to others? – Lloyd T. Stryker
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The A. Harold Weber Moot Court Competition Award

For outstanding achievement in art of Oral Advocacy
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Alvin McKenna Alumnus of the Year Award

Presented by BLSA to a graduate who distinguishes him/herself with the African American legal community and through support of BLSA programs & activities. The honoree also demonstrates a commitment to service through active involvement within the community.
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The Arthur May Award

Arthur May received his LL.B. from the Notre Dame Law School in 1947. For over 45 years, Mr. May served as a role model for young attorneys in the development of trial advocacy skills

This award is presented annually to a member of the Notre Dame Barristers Team who demonstrates a commitment to professional ethical standards and who exhibits excellence in trial advocacy.
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The Barrett Award for Trial Advocacy

The advocate champions the cause Entrusted to him Honorably and with the courage born of competence. To that end that justice shall prevail.
Established by the faculty in honor of Professor Edward F. Barrett
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Captain William O. McLean Award

Notre Dame Law School Community Citizenship Award
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The Charles Crutchfield Professional Excellence Award

Presented by Notre Dame Black Law Students Association
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Clinical Legal Education Association Outstanding Student Award

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Conrad Kellenberg Award

In honor of Professor Conrad Kellenberg’s fifty years of service to the Notre Dame Law School and the local community, this award is annually given to a graduating student who has dedicated a substantial amount of time to the betterment of the community through service. In keeping with the legacy Professor Kellenberg created, such service includes participation in the Notre Dame Legal Aid Clinic, volunteering at local community organizations, and to mentoring the youth of the South Bend area.
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David T. Link Award

For outstanding service in the field of social justice
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The Dean’s Award

Winner of the Annual Moot Court Competition
Established June 1950 by Clarence E. Manion, Dean, College of Law
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Dean Joseph O’Meara Award

“Excellence is our platform and we can be content with nothing less”
Presented annually to a member of the graduating class for outstanding academic achievement
Established by the Class of 1964
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Dean Konop Legal Aid Award

For outstanding participation as a member of the Notre Dame Law School Legal Aid and Defender Association established by his family in memory of Thomas F. Konop, Dean Notre Dame Law School 1923-1941
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The Dwight King Service Award

Presented by Notre Dame Black Law Students Association
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The Farabaugh Prize

For High Scholarship in Law
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The George and Claudine Pletcher Senior Scholarship Award

Presented by the Family of Susan and Tom Alexander, Houston, Texas
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The Graciela Olivarez Award

The Notre Dame Hispanic Law Student Association annually recognizes The Outstanding Hispanic Lawyer or Judge that best exemplifies the principles and ideals of the pioneer for whom this award is named, including commitment to community service, demonstration of the highest ethical and moral standards, and dedication to justice.
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The Hoynes Prize

A gift of Dean William James Hoynes, ‘78, LL.D.’88
First Dean of the Notre Dame Law School
To the member of the graduating law class who has the best record in scholarship, application, deportment, and achievement
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The International Academy of Trial Lawyers

Commends the following students for their distinguished achievement in the art and science of advocacy
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Jessup International Moot Court Award

For excellence in advocacy
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John Bruce Dodd Memorial Scholarship

Memorial Scholarship in honor of John Bruce Dodds
Notre Dame Law School Class of 1980
Embodying His triumph of the human spirit
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Jon Krupnick Award

For Excellence in the Area of Trial Advocacy
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Joseph Ciraolo Memorial Award

For a law student who exemplifies spirit, service, and significant achievement in the face of adversity
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The Judge Joseph E. Mahoney Award

For outstanding leadership
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Kresge Library Student Service Award

This award is granted by the staff of the Notre Dame Law Library to a graduating student worker whose efforts on behalf of the library exemplify the highest standards of dedication, loyalty and service.
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Notre Dame Law School Client Competition

For Excellence in Lawyering Process
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Notre Dame Law School Distinguished Teaching Award

Recognizing that member of the Law School faculty exhibiting excellence in leadership, friendship, legal knowledge, legal teaching and professional ability.
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Peter A.R. Lardy Scholarship Award

In Recognition of our Beloved Classmate

We, the Class of 1975, Dedicate this Scholarship Award to those who exemplify his, Courage, Love and Understanding toward his fellow man.

It’s like this: When I was a child I spoke and thought and reasoned as a child does. But when I became a man my thoughts grew far beyond those of my childhood, and now I have put away the childish things. In the way, we can see and understand only a little about God now, as if we were peering at a reflection in a poor mirror, but someday we are going to see Him in his completeness, face to face. Now all that I know is hazy and blurred, but then I will see everything clearly, just as clearly as God sees into my heart right now.

There are three great things that remain – faith, hope, and love – and the greatest of these is love.
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Smith-Doheny Legal Ethics Award

For student scholarship in the field of legal ethics.
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The William T. Kirby Award

For Excellence in Legal Writing
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