2021-2022 WCL Catalog 
    
    Oct 17, 2021  
2021-2022 WCL Catalog

Graduation Awards


Awards and Prizes

The Administrative Law Review Award is presented for the best student work published in the Administrative Law Review.  

The Ed Bou Award is awarded to the foreign-born student who has attained the highest scholastic average in the JD Program the foreign-born student who has attained the highest scholastic average in the LLM Program.

The Casto-Southard Award in Constitutional Law, in memory of Don Monroe Casto and Thelma Casto Southard, is an annual award for the student or students who achieve the highest scholastic average in constitutional law courses.

The Clinical Legal Education Association Award is presented to the graduating student who has excelled in a clinical course.

The Clair A. Cripe Award is presented to the graduating student who has been outstanding in correctional law.

The Dean’s Award for Professional Responsibility is 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 has exemplified proficiency in skills and the high ethical standards of the profession.

The Energy and Natural Resource Law Fund Prize, encouraging excellence in the study of natural resource law, is awarded each semester to the top student or students in a course taught in that area of the law.

The Gillett Prize is awarded to the student in the graduating class with the highest scholastic course average.

The Human Rights Brief Award is presented for the best graduating student work published in the Human Rights Brief.

The International Law Review Award is presented for the best student work published in the International Law Review.

The Journal of Gender, Social Policy, and the Law Award is awarded for the best student work published in the Journal of Gender, Social Policy, and the Law.

The Lura E. Turley Prize is awarded for the best student work published in the Law Review.

The Mooers Trophy is awarded to outstanding students in Trial Practice.

The Morris and Claire Krauthamer Prize in Disabilities Law is awarded to the student who has written the best paper in the disabilities law course at AUWCL.

The Mussey Prize is presented to the student who has attained the highest scholastic average during the last year of study in both the full-time and part-time divisions.

The Newman Prize for Trial Advocacy each year is awarded to the best student in criminal trial advocacy.

The Outstanding Graduate Award is presented to JD and LLM graduates selected by the faculty.

The Outstanding Research and Writing Award is presented to an LLM graduate who has demonstrated outstanding ability in research and writing.

The Samuel J. Halpern Prize in Insurance Law is awarded to the student attaining the highest grade in an insurance course.

The Solf Award is presented to the LLM graduate in international legal studies who has attained the highest scholastic average during his or her study at the Washington College of Law.

The Thomas O. Sargentich Award is presented to the LLM graduate in Law and Government who has attained the highest scholastic average during his or her study at the Washington College of Law.

The T. Morton McDonald Scholarship Award is presented to the graduating student who has excelled in the field of legal research.

The Washington College of Law Alumni Award is presented to the graduating student who substantially contributed to student activities, as well as to the progress of the law school.