Alumni Association Awards

The UMass Law Alumni Association has created an Alumni Awards program to recognize public service, academic excellence and other distinguished achievements of our alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends.

45th Annual Alumni Award Winners

Award categories

Three awards are presented annually; the following categories may be awarded:

Alumni Achievement Award

Presented annually to a Southern New England School of Law or UMass Law alumnus/a who has shown significant accomplishment in their chosen profession and embodies the outstanding leadership and commitment to community service that UMass Law hopes to instill in our graduates.

Ambassador Award

Presented to an alumnus/a, student, faculty member, administrator or friend of UMass Law who has helped to serve as a good will ambassador through a combination of actions and efforts that have benefited and demonstrated dedication and fellowship towards the school and the overall community. 

Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award

Presented to an alumnus/a, faculty member, administrator or friend of UMass Law who has attained outstanding success and distinction in their chosen business, profession or life’s work and whose accomplishments reflect admirably on or bring honor to the recipient, to the school, and to the legal profession.   

Faculty Achievement Award

Presented to a UMass Law faculty member in recognition of their accomplishment in their profession as well as extraordinary commitment and scholarship which brings honor to the UMass Law.

Student Achievement Award

Presented to a graduating UMass Law student who has shown extraordinary scholastic achievement, involvement with extracurricular activities and an overall demonstrated commitment toward the legal profession and the community. This award will be presented annually each May during the Commencement brunch.

Make a nomination

Information regarding nominations for the 2016 Alumni Association Awards will be available shortly.

Note: Current members of the UMass Law Alumni Association Board of Directors, their relatives, employers, or employees are not eligible to receive these awards.