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SBA Awards Election - Spring 2014

SBA Student Achievement Awards (8):

Note: Excluding the awards specific to 1L / 2L, Dual Degree, Evening and Legal Masters students, all awards listed below are open to the entire SBA.

  • Outstanding Graduating Student - This award goes to a graduating student of the academic year who excels overall in exemplifying skill as a strong leader, support for academic progress and integrity, commitment to public interest, involvement within and outside of the law school, and overall advocacy for students and student programming.
  • Outstanding 1L Day Student - This award goes to a current 1L day student who exemplifies a commitment to achieving a legal education while actively participating in the academic and social progress of the law school and inspiring others to do the same. Only current 1L day students are eligible for this award.
  • Outstanding 2L Day Student - This award goes to a current 2L student who exemplifies a commitment to achieving a legal education while actively participating in the academic and social progress of the law school and inspiring others to do the same. Only current 2L students are eligible for this award.
  • Outstanding Evening Student(s) - This award goes to two current evening students who exemplify excellence in pursuing a legal education while participating in the academic and social progress within and outside of the law school. Consideration should be given to the fact that an evening student is faced with the unique challenge of balancing part-time education with full-time life demands such as employment and/or family. Only current evening students are eligible for this award.
  • Outstanding Legal Masters – This award goes to a current legal masters student who exemplifies a commitment to achieving a legal graduate degree while actively participating in the academic and social progress of the law school and inspiring others to do the same. Only current legal masters students are eligible for this award.
  • Daniel S. Hoffman Award for Outstanding Student Leadership - This award goes to a student who exemplifies a desire to be involved in the law school and encourage progress for a better learning environment among students, faculty, and staff. This award goes to a student who exemplifies leadership not only within a student organization but within the law school at large. This student should be a leader within an organization that has encouraged active participation of its members, better student programming, and leadership of the organization in the law school and legal community environments.

SBA Faculty and Staff Achievement Awards (4):

  • Most Outstanding Staff or Administrator - This award goes to staff member or an administrator who exhibits an overall commitment to the support of students during and after their law school career in an effective, efficient, and friendly manner. This award goes to a staff member or administrator who addresses students and student issues in a friendly, courteous, and respectful way. This award goes to a staff member or administrator who is responsive to student needs and issues.
  • Most Outstanding Faculty Member - This award goes to a member of the faculty, tenured or non-tenured, who possesses an overall ability to teach in an engaging and entertaining manner, mentor students in an area of interest, push students to their greatest potential, and serve as a role model to the student body and the legal profession.
  • Mentorship Award – This award goes to the professor or staff member who provides outstanding mentorship to students.
  • Bloody Hatchet Award – This award goes to the professor with the hardest curriculum and grading standards.