Alumni Awards

The GW Law Alumni Awards are now open. We are accepting nominations for those celebrating a reunion year ending in 2s and 7s for the 2022 Reunion Weekend.

Please complete the nomination form and submit it to [email protected].  

The deadline to submit nominations is Friday, March 11, 2022.


The Jacob Burns Award for Extraordinary Service to GW Law 

The George Washington Law Alumni Association established the Jacob Burns Awards for Extraordinary Service to The George Washington University Law School to honor Dr. Jacob Burns, a 1924 law school graduate, noted scholar, leader of enterprises, artist, philanthropist, and humanitarian.  As a tribute to Dr. Burns’ legacy of personal commitment to legal education and loyalty to the law school, the award honors that person who has actively assisted the law school in its academic and civic mission. 

 

2021 - Michael J. McKeon, JD '96

2020 - Earle H. O'Donnell, JD '75

2019 - Bobby R. Burchfield, JD ‘79

2018 - Corinne Ball, JD '78

2017 - Ralph C. Nash, Jr., JD '57

2016 - Jerome A. Barron, LLM ‘60

2015 - Matthew J. Brief, JD ’80

2014 - Weston D. Burnett, JD ’75, LLM ’83

2013 - Leslie L. Megyeri, JD ’68

2012 - Thomas A. Morrison, LLM ’84

2011 - C. Larry O’Rourke, JD ’71"

2010 - Douglas E. Davidson, JD ’71

2009 - Carol Elder Bruce, JD ’74

2008 - Steven A. Tasher, JD ’73

2007 - Eric S. Sirulnik, LLM ‘70

2006 - Robert V. Stanek, JD ’79

2002 - Dean John S. Jenkins, JD ’61

2000 - G. Franklin Rothwell, JD ’56

1998 - Gary Granoff, JD ’73

1997 - Robert B. Hirsch, LLB ’50

1996 - Jack C. Goldstein, JD ’68

1995 - Jeanette A. Michael, JD ’75

1994 - Clifford A. Dougherty, JD ’64

1993 - Joseph L. Brand, JD ’63

1992 - Anita K. Head

1991 - Teresa M. Schwartz, JD ’71

 


The J. William Fulbright Distinguished Public Service Award

The George Washington Law Alumni Association created the J. William Fulbright Distinguished Public Service Award to honor an alumnus/alumna who has performed outstanding public service throughout his/her career.  This award is named after Senator J. William Fulbright, a 1934 graduate of the law school who exemplified the ideals of public service throughout his career as an attorney, professor, university president, United States Representative, United States Senator, citizen, and statesman.

2021 - Donald Mooers, JD ‘86

2020 - Chad T. Sarchio, JD ‘95

2019 - Margaret Eastman, JD ‘89

2018 - Donald M. Abramson, JD '78

2017 - The Honorable Herbert K. Shimabukuro, JD '57

2016 - The Honorable Thomas F. Smegal Jr., JD ‘61

2015 - The Honorable James C. Cacheris, JD ’60

2014 - Senator Harry Reid, JD ‘64

2013 - The Honorable Margaret M. Richardson, JD ’68

2013 - Ike Sorkin, JD ’68

2012 - The Honorable Catherine C. Eagles, JD ’82

2011 - James M. Shannon, JD ’75

2010 - Carmen Milagros Ortiz, JD ’81

2009 - Bill Shore, JD’81

2007 - Isiah “Ike” Leggett, LLM ‘76

2006 - John W. Snow, JD ’67

2002 - Harry Reid, JD ’64

2000 - Ruth Burg, JD ’50

2000 - Randall Rader, JD ’78

1998 - Jim Ramstad, JD ’73

1997 - F. Thomas Schornhorst, JD ’63

1996 - Daniel R. Glickman, JD ’69

1996 - Kathryn Mickle Werdegar, JD ’62

1995 - Hank Brown, LLM ’86

1994 - Joseph F. Baca, JD ’64

1993 - Harry L. Carrico, JD ’42, LLD ’87

1992 - Daniel K. Inouye, JD ’52

1992 - Anatoly A. Sobchak, Mayor of St. Petersburg, Russia

1991 - A. Sherman Christensen, JD ’31 

 


The GW Law Stockton Guard Alumni Award

The George Washington Law Alumni Association established the GW Law Stockton Guard Alumni Award to honor an alumnus/alumna who has graduated 40 years ago or more and has led an extraordinary career since their law school graduation and showed dedication and commitment to the betterment of the law school. 

2020 - The Honorable Bruce S. Mencher, JD ‘60

2019 - Michael D. Hausfeld, JD ‘69

2018 - Marvin S. C. Dang, JD '78

2017 - The Honorable William P. Barr, JD '77

2016 - The Honorable Steven M. Goldman, JD ‘76

2015 - David Falk, JD ’75

2014 - Heather Foley, JD ’69

2013 - Don Martens, JD ’63


The GW Law Distinguished Alumni Award

The George Washington Law Alumni Association created the GW Law Distinguished Alumni Award to honor an alumnus/alumna who graduated more than 15 years but less than 40 years. This alumnus/alumna has led an extraordinary career and showed dedication and commitment to the betterment of the law school.

2021 - Bradford W. Irelan, JD ‘86

2020 - Wendy M. Goldberg, JD ‘00

2019 - Margarita S. Brose, JD ‘89

2018 - Monica E. Monroe, JD '98

2017 - Bernard A. Nigro, Jr., JD '86

2016 - Anastasia Donovan Kelly, JD ‘81

2015 - John Lewis, JD ’90

2014 - Jeffrey Kohn, JD ’84

2013 - Steven Kobre, JD ’93

2012 - Jacob DeLeon, JD ’02 

2011 - D. Bruce Sewell, JD '86

 


The GW Law Recent Alumni Award

The George Washington Law Alumni Association created The George Washington University Law School Recent Alumni Award to honor an alumnus/alumna who graduated within the past 15 years and has made substantial leadership and service contribution to The George Washington University Law School and the legal profession.

2021 - Olajumoke A. Obayanju, JD ‘16

2020 - Helen T. Clemens, JD ‘15

2019 - Adam E. Moskowitz, JD ‘14

2018 - Dara S. Smith, JD '08

2017 - Chanell D. Autrey, JD '12

2016 - Jonathan M. Willingham, JD '06

 


The GW Law Dean’s Medallion

The GW Law Dean’s Medallion is the highest honor to be given by the Dean to the law school’s most distinguished alumni and friends. These honorees have achieved outstanding success in their field and shown the greatest commitment to improving the law school.

2018 - Stephen E. Mermelstein, JD ' 72
2017 - Weston D. Burnett, JD '75, LLM '83
2013 - Thomas Buergenthal, Honorary LLD ’04

 


Class Cups & Bowls

The Class Cups and Bowls are awarded to each Reunion's most involved and active classes.


The Barron Cup

The Barron Cup honors the graduating class section with the highest level of participation in the class gift campaign and the highest five-year pledge.  The award is named for former Dean Jerome A. Barron.

2021 - No Winner

2020 - No Winner

2019 - The O'Connor Inn of the Class of 2019

2018 - The Cardozo Inn of the Class of 2018

2017 - No Winner

2016 - The Jackson Inn of the Class of 2016

2015 -  The Thurgood Marshall Inn of the Class of 2015

2014 - Section 15 of the Class of 2014

2013 - No Winner

2012 - Section 13 of the Class of 2012


The Dean's Cup

The Dean's Cup is awarded to the class with the highest overall participation rate in the reunion class gift campaign. 

2021 - Class of 1961

2020 - Class of 1975

2019 - Class of 1969

2018 - Class of 1968

2017 - Class of 1967

2016 - Class of 1966 

2015 -  Class of 1975

2014 -Class of 1964

2013 - Class of 1963

2012 - Class of 1967


The Friedenthal Bowl

The Friedenthal Bowl is awarded to the non-Stockton Guard class (graduation fewer than 40 years ago) that raised the most money in its reunion year.

2021 - Class of 1986

2020 - Class of 1985

2019 - Class of 1984

2018 - Class of 1983

2017 - Class of 1982

2016 - Class of 1986 

2015 - Class of 1980

2014 - Class of 1984

2013 - Class of 1983

2012 - Class of 1977


The Lawrence Cup

The Lawrence Cup is awarded to the class with the top attendance rate at the reunion.  The award is named for former Dean Frederick M. Lawrence.

2021 - Class of 1986

2020 - Class of 1960

2019 - Class of 2009

2018 - Class of 2008

2017 - Class of 2007

2016 - Class of 1986 

2015 - Class of 1965

2014 - Class of 1984

2013 - Class of 1963

2012 - Class of 2007


The Stockton Bowl 

Named after former GW Law Dean and GW President Charles Herbert Stockton, the Stockton Bowl is awarded to the Stockton Guard class (graduation more than 40 years ago) that raised the most money in its reunion year.

2021 - Class of 1971

2020 - Class of 1975

2019 - Class of 1979

2018 - Class of 1968

2017 - Class of 1972

2016 - Class of 1976 

2015 - Class of 1975

2014 - Class of 1969

2013 - Class of 1963

2012 - Class of 1967