Student Organizations

SBA Awards

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To nominate a student, faculty, or staff member, please complete the form below. There is a nomination period followed by a voting period. Nominees advance to the voting period if, and only if, the nominee receives three (3) nominations from separate individuals within the Sturm College of Law. Nominations start April 15, 2021, and end on April 19, 2021, at 12:00PM.

The 2021 Student Awards voting will be held from Tuesday, April 20 at 10:00 AM through Friday, April 23 at 5:00 PM.

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Note: Outstanding Graduating Student, Daniel S. Hoffman for Outstanding Leadership, and the Faculty & Staff Awards are open to the entire student body for voting. However, the awards that are specific to the level or program (1L, 2L, Part-Time, and Legal Masters students) are only open to voting by those in that level or program.

SBA Student Achievement Awards (7):


  • Outstanding 1L Full-Time Student – This award goes to one (1) current 1L full-time 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 full-time students are eligible for this award.
  • Outstanding 2L Full-Time Student – This award goes to one (1) current 2L full-time 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 full-time students are eligible for this award.
  • Outstanding Part-Time Student(s) – This award goes to two (2) current part-time 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 a part-time 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 part-time students are eligible for this award.
  • Outstanding Legal Masters – This award goes to one (1) 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.
  • Outstanding Graduating Student – This award goes to one (1) 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.
  • Daniel S. Hoffman Award for Outstanding Student Leadership – This award goes to one (1) 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 (3):


  • Most Outstanding Staff or Administrator – This award goes to one (1) 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 one (1) 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 one (1) professor or staff member who provides outstanding mentorship to students.
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