Alumni Council Awards

Distinguished Achievement Awards

The College of Law presents annual alumni awards in the areas of distinguished alumna/us and outstanding service. Nominations are accepted from fellow alumni and the legal community. Award nomination deadline is February 1 and awards are presented annually in April at the Alumni Council Awards Luncheon.

In addition to these awards, the Alumni Council also presents the distinguished faculty award and the Woods & Aitken Outstanding Student award. Nominations are accepted from alumni, students, and members of the legal community. The nomination deadline is February 1.

Submit your nomination for the Distinguished Alumna/us, Distinguished Faculty, and Outstanding Service awards to Dean Susan Poser.

Submit your nomination for the Woods & Aitken Outstanding Student award to Richard E. Moberly.

Alumni Council Award recipients
2014 University of Nebraska College of Law Distinguished Achievement Awards
(Left to Right) Dean Susan Poser, Paige Amundson, The Honorable Vernon Daniels, Esther Beynon, and Professor Richard Moberly

Distinguished Alumni Award

Purpose:
  • To recognize an outstanding graduate of the College of Law for rare distinction in professional achievement.
Criteria:
  • Properly Nominated
  • Graduate of the University of Nebraska Law College.
  • Brings credit to the Law College by virtue of their recognized professional success.
Recognition:
  • Medal awarded at Alumni banquet and permanent recognition at Law College through publicly displayed plaque.
Nominations:

Nominations are due by February 1, 2015. Along with the name of your nominee, please include which award you are nominating him or her for, and a short paragraph detailing why he or she should be selected for that award. Nominations can be sent to:

Dean Susan Poser University of Nebraska College of Law

University of Nebraska College of Law
PO Box 830902
Lincoln NE 68583-0902
Email: sposer1@unl.edu or Fax: (402) 472-5185
Award Recipients
The Honorable Vernon Daniels 2014
Kim M. Robak  2013
John M. & Janice M. Gradwohl 2012
Senator E. Benjamin Nelson 2011
Robert W. Korba 2010
Arlen Beam 2009
Clayton K. Yeutter 2008
Charles Thone 2007
Laurie Smith Camp 2006
Donald C. Farber 2005
D. Nick Caporale 2004
Theodore C. Sorensen 2003
Duane W. Acklie 2002

Outstanding Service Award

Purpose:
  • To recognize an individual for outstanding service to the University of Nebraska College of Law.
Criteria:
  • Properly Nominated
  • Distinguished by demonstrating loyalty, leadership and service to the College of Law.
  • (Not necessarily a graduate of the Law College. Leaves room for faculty, administrators, or donors who have not graduated from the Law College.)
Recognition:
  • Medal awarded at Alumni banquet and permanent recognition at Law College through publicly displayed plaque.

Nominations:

Nominations are due by February 1, 2015. Along with the name of your nominee, please include which award you are nominating him or her for, and a short paragraph detailing why he or she should be selected for that award. Nominations can be sent to:

Dean Susan Poser University of Nebraska College of Law

University of Nebraska College of Law
PO Box 830902
Lincoln NE 68583-0902
Email: sposer1@unl.edu or Fax: (402) 472-5185
Award Recipients
Esther Beynon 2014
Harvey S. Perlman 2013
James R. Nearhood 2012
Deryl Hamann 2011
Robert & Joanne Berkshire 2010
Earl & Patricia Scudder 2009
Suzy & Charlie Wright 2008
Barb & Ron Schaefer 2007
Claire & Charlene Johnson 2006
Alan H. Frank 2005
The Children of Harold W. Kauffman 2004
Marvin & Virginia Schmid 2003
Richard C. & Catherine Stuart Schmoker 2002

Distinguished Faculty Award

Purpose:
  • To recognize a current faculty member of the College of Law whose professional achievements in research, writing, and/or teaching serve to bring credit to College of Law programs.
Criteria:
  • Each year all faculty members will be considered through information provided by their yearly submission of the Annual Report to the Dean. No individual can win the award more than once every five years.
Recognition:
  • Cash prize, personal plaque awarded at alumni banquet, and permanent recognition at Law College through publicly displayed plaque.

Nominations:

Nominations are due by February 1, 2015. Along with the name of your nominee, please include which award you are nominating him or her for, and a short paragraph detailing why he or she should be selected for that award. Nominations can be sent to:

Dean Susan Poser University of Nebraska College of Law

University of Nebraska College of Law
PO Box 830902
Lincoln NE 68583-0902
Email: sposer1@unl.edu or Fax: (402) 472-5185
Award Recipients
Richard Moberly 2014
Kevin Ruser 2013
Matthew P. Schaefer 2012
Craig M. Lawson 2011
Steven L. Willborn 2010
Martin R. Gardner 2009
John P. Lenich 2008
Barb & Ron Schaefer 2007
William H. Lyons 2006
Robert F. Schopp 2005
Roger W. Kirst 2004
Josephine R. Potuto 2003
Robert C. Denicola 2002

Woods & Aitken Outstanding Student Award

Purpose:
  • To recognize a current 3rd year College of Law Student who exemplifies the qualities of loyalty, service, and achievement to the community of the College of Law.
Criteria:
  • Currently enrolled in the College of Law
  • Good academic standing
  • Brings benefit to the community of the Law School through their actions and commitment.
  • Self-nominations are accepted.
  • Faculty, staff, alumni, or students may also submit nominations.
Recognition:
  • Cash prize, medal awarded at Alumni banquet and hooding ceremony, and permanent recognition at Law College through publicly displayed plaque.

Nominations:

Nominations are due by February 1, 2015. Along with the name of your nominee, please include which award you are nominating him or her for, and a short paragraph detailing why he or she should be selected for that award. Nominations can be sent to:

Assistant Dean Richard E. Moberly University of Nebraska College of Law

University of Nebraska College of Law
PO Box 830902
Lincoln NE 68583-0902
Email: moberly@unl.edu or Fax: (402) 472-5185
Award Recipients
Paige Amundson 2014
Allyson G. Peetz 2013
Audrey Johnson & Christine Baughman 2012
Joshua Wunderlich 2011
Coady H. Pruett 2010
Michelle M. Weber 2009
Laura E. Antonuccio 2008
Ryan J. Sevcik 2007
Christopher J. Riffle 2006
Alisa M. Rosales 2005
David J. A. Bargen 2004
Anthony B. Schutz 2003
Paula S. Lyon 2002