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.
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.
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.