The American Association of Law Libraries Awards Program publicly recognizes the achievements of law librarians based on service to the profession and contributions to legal literature and materials. For some awards, such as the Joseph L. Andrews Legal Literature Award and Public Access to Government Information Award, recipients need not be law librarians or members of AALL.
The Legacy in Leadership Award is given to a person who is a senior member of our discipline and has made outstanding contributions to the academic support profession throughout their career, including building and evolving the discipline of academic support. The Trailblazer Award is given to a person who is inspiring change in the academic support profession today and catapulting us forward to a stronger tomorrow.
The purpose of this Section’s inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award is to honor an individual who has had a distinguished career of teaching, service, and scholarship in aging and the law for at least 20 years. The recipient should be someone who has impacted law students, the legal community, the academy, and/or the issues that affect the aging population through mentoring, writing, speaking, activism, and/or by providing opportunities to others.
This award is designed to honor an individual for outstanding contributions to the promotion of well-being in legal education. The awardee serves as a model of Balance & Well-being Section ideals, develops innovative programming that integrates this work into curricular or co-curricular offerings, contributes to academic scholarship in the field, and regularly serves the Section, their law school and greater legal community by providing access to well-being programming and/or services.
The William Pincus Award honors individuals, groups or institutions for effecting an outstanding contribution to the cause of clinical legal education. The Shanara Gilbert Award honors a recent entrant (10 years or fewer) into clinical legal education.
The purpose of the award is to honor those who have made leading contributions to the understanding of the proof process, or to the administration and reform of the rules of evidence and the process of proof, or both.
The Award will recognize a professor of Federal Courts who has exemplified over the course of their career Professor Meltzer’s excellence in teaching, careful and ground-breaking scholarship, engagement in issues of public importance, generosity as a colleague, and overall contribution to the field of Federal Courts. Eligible nominees are those who are full-time faculty members at AALS member or affiliate schools and have not served as an officer of the Federal Courts Section in the two previous years. It is not required that the award be given out in any particular year, and it may not be given out more frequently than every three years.
The Four Directions Section Awards honor individuals who have made contributions to the field of Indian Nations and Indigenous Peoples: Four awards are available: Early Career (7 years or less) Scholarship Award, Clinic Impact Award, Early Career (7 years or less) Teaching and/or Public Service Award, and Mentoring in the Legal Academy Award.
Nominations are due November 1, 2023. For the Early Career Scholarship Award, send materials to Professor Angelique EagleWoman – firstname.lastname@example.org . For all other awards, send materials to the chair of the award committee, Professor Trevor Reed – email@example.com
This award is presented to honor those who have made outstanding contributions to teaching and scholarship in the areas of legal information and academic law librarianship. Contributions may also include outstanding service, mentoring, leadership, or any combination of these contributions. Contact Chair for more information.
The purpose of the Section Award is to honor an individual for an outstanding contribution to the field of legal writing, reasoning and research. The criteria are service, scholarship, and legal-writing program design or other activity valuable to the advancement of the field of legal writing.
The Clyde Ferguson Award honors an outstanding law teacher, who, in the course of his or her career, has achieved excellence in the areas of public service, teaching, and scholarship, particularly law teachers who have provided support, encouragement and mentoring to colleagues, students and aspiring legal educators. The Derrick Bell Award honors a junior faculty member who, through activism, mentoring, colleagueship, teaching or scholarship, has made an extraordinary contribution to legal education, the legal system, or social justice.
The AALS Section on Pre-Law Education and Admission to Law School has developed five awards to recognize individuals, programs, and organizations that further the Section’s mission of bettering legal education and increasing diversity in the legal profession.
• Excellence in Pre-Law Advising Award
• Up and Comer Award
• Unsung Hero Award
• Programmatic Change-Maker Award
• Organizational Change-Maker Award
The AALS Pro Bono Honor Roll acknowledges and highlights the exceptional work of individuals engaging in, expanding, and/or supporting their law school community in providing pro bono legal services. For the purposes of this award, pro bono is defined as work that is primarily legal in nature, supervised by a licensed attorney (for law students), not for pay or academic credit, and of service to underserved individuals, groups, or those with barriers to access to justice. Each law school may select up to three people to be included in the Pro Bono Honor Roll each year. Use this form to select one staff member, one faculty member, and one student. Fewer than three people may be selected but no more than one person is each category may be selected in a given year.
The award recognizes innovative contributions to the inclusion of LGBTQ+ people in the legal academy and profession more broadly. The Section especially seeks nominations that focus on the inclusion of LGBTQ+ students, before, during, and after their legal education. The Section will give two awards, one individual award and one institutional / program award.
The award, established in memory of Associate Dean Peter N. Kutulakis of Penn State Dickinson Law, recognizes the outstanding contribution of an administrator or law professor in the provision of services to law students. Nominations should include:
* Nominator's name, position, school, contact information (address, telephone number, and email address)
* The name of the nominated individual or institution;
* A description of how you know about the nominee's contributions;
* A list and/or description of the highlights of the nominee's contributions;
* Length of nominee's time in the student services field;
* A description of how you know the nominee;
* A list and/or description of the highlights of the nominee's career or existence;
* The nominee's resume (if an individual);
* Up to three letters of recommendation (optional); and
* Any additional documentation that supports the nomination.
This award recognizes an individual in the section who has made a significant and/or long-term contribution to (a) the use of technology to enhance teaching; and/or (b) preparing students to use technology effectively in their learning and future practice; and/or (c) equipping students to create technology to improve our legal system (including improving access to legal information and services).
The Deborah L. Rhode Award honors the contributions, service, and leadership of Deborah Rhode by recognizing a new trailblazer in legal education and the legal profession. The award is given annually by four Sections of the Association of American Law Schools in which Deborah Rhode made an indelible impact—Section on Leadership, Section on Pro Bono & Service Opportunities, Section on Professional Responsibility, and Section on Women in Legal Education. The award is given to a legal academic or lawyer who exemplifies the groundbreaking work, imagination and inspired action of Deborah Rhode during her career. The recipient is someone who has great potential to make a mark during their career as evidenced by work that brings a novel perspective or call for action in legal education or the legal profession.
This award honors an individual who has had a distinguished career of teaching, service, and scholarship for at least 20 years. The recipient should be someone who has impacted women, the legal community, the academy, and the issues that affect women through mentoring, writing, speaking, activism, and by providing opportunities to others.
The Association of Academic Support Educators Excellence Awards recognize the meaningful work that academic support educators do for their students, for the legal profession, and for one another. The purpose of the awards is not just to recognize outstanding contributions to the academic support community over the course of a long career, but also to recognize the significant contributions of early- and mid-career academic support professors.
The ABA Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice awards staff and fellows, scholarly authors, students and lawyers annually for best writing, outstanding governmental service, and volunteer of the year.
Each year, this award honors up to five outstanding women lawyers who have achieved professional excellence within their area of specialty and have actively paved the way to success for other women lawyers. These women demonstrate excellence in a variety of professional settings and personify excellence on either the national, regional, or local level.
The Frederick Charles Hicks Award for Outstanding Contributions to Academic Law Librarianship recognizes an individual or group that has made outstanding contributions to academic law librarianship through continued efforts to improve law librarianship. The award is presented annually at the discretion of the Awards Committee.
This award from the American Sociological Association honors the intellectual tradition of Oliver Cox, Charles S. Johnson, and E. Franklin Frazier, who placed their scholarship in service to social justice with an eye toward advancing the status of disadvantaged populations. Their scholarship was not limited to just the gathering of more data, but it was about attempting to better conditions globally.
The American Society of International Law recognizes excellence in the field of international law and human rights with three annual honors.
• The Manley O. Hudson Medal is awarded to a distinguished person of American or other nationality for outstanding contributions to scholarship and achievement in international law.
• The Goler T. Butcher Medal is awarded to a distinguished person of American or other nationality for outstanding contributions to the development or effective realization of international human rights.
• The Honorary Member Award is conferred on an individual of American or other nationality who has rendered distinguished contributions or service in the field of international law.
The Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities Board on Human Sciences Outstanding Engagement Award recognizes an individual who is a "campus based" or a "state level faculty member" for exceptional creativity and scholarship in the development, application, and evaluation of outreach, extension, and public service programs.
This award is presented to individuals with a long history of service to ELA and with an accomplished record of contribution to the field of education law. Their work must have had an impact nationally in the field of law and education and should be recognized through other national organizations, by briefs filed in high courts, or by other noteworthy contributions in the field.
The EDUCAUSE Awards Program recognizes professional accomplishments in higher education IT from technology, academic, industry, and campus leaders. There are four awards available: The Leadership Award, the Community Leadership Award, the DEI Leadership Award, and the Rising Star Award.
This award honors Jeffrey Clay Erlanger, who was an individual of integrity, passion, intelligence and civility. Jeff understood that thoughtful and caring people could have very different views on how to best address our community's many complex issues and problems. The award recognizes City of Madison residents who share Jeff Erlanger's dedication to, and passion for, public policy, civility and individual and human rights. The recipient will be an individual who conducts their daily life with these values and who has made a significant impact on the Madison community.
This award recognizes emerging talents in the library world—both great leaders and behind-the-scenes contributors who are providing inspiration and model programs for others. Movers & Shakers profiles up-and-coming individuals from around the world who are innovative, creative, and making a difference fighting against censorship, and helping improve their workplace. Nominees may include librarians and non-degreed library workers to publishers, vendors, coders, entrepreneurs, reviewers, and others who impact the library field
The Kenneth J. Hirsh Distinguished Service Award honors a Legal Innovation & Technology SIS member who has made outstanding contributions to the SIS, to the American Association of Law Libraries, and who is well regarded for their service to the profession.
The Marygold Melli Achievement Award was established in 1994 by the Legal Association for Women. Each year it recognizes and celebrates an outstanding individual in Wisconsin who has made substantial contributions to the interests of women in the law, has achieved professional excellence, and has contributed significantly to the eradication of gender bias in the legal system. The award honors Marygold (Margo) Shire Melli, Professor Emerita at the University of Wisconsin Law School, a distinguished teacher, prolific scholar, parent of four children and contributor to her profession and her community.
The National Association of Law Student Affairs Professionals presents the following awards: NALSAP CORE Four Award, Innovation and Impact Award, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award. All NALSAP individual or institutional members are eligible for nomination.
The Renee D. Chapman Memorial Award for Outstanding Contributions in Technical Services Law Librarianship is presented to an individual or group in recognition of achievement in an area of technical services, for services to the Association, or for outstanding contributions to the professional literature.
The award honors an attorney who has demonstrated outstanding commitment to public service and social justice in his/her career. Nominees should be leaders in their fields who embody the tradition of public service that we seek to develop in all our students during their time at Stanford Law School.
This award recognizes an individual or organization that has: Demonstrated dedication to the development and delivery of legal services to the poor; Contributed significantly toward developing innovative ways to deliver volunteer legal services; Participated in an activity that resulted in satisfying previously unmet legal needs or extending legal services to an underserved segment of the population; Handled pro bono cases that favorably affected the provision of services to the poor; Worked on legislation that contributed substantially to legal services to the poor; Made an outstanding effort to provide legal services to an underserved segment of the population; or Any combination of these contributions.
This award recognizes one senior faculty member (post-tenure or middle-to-late career if not in a tenure line) each year. Honorees (who must be affiliated with a Campus Compact member institution) are recognized for exemplary engaged scholarship, including leadership in advancing students’ civic learning, conducting community-based research, fostering reciprocal community partnerships, building institutional commitments to service-learning and civic engagement, and other means of enhancing higher education’s contributions to the public good.
The Academic Staff Excellence awards honor nine academic staff members annually in the following categories:
• Chancellor’s Hilldale Award for Excellence in Teaching
• Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence in Research (two awards)
• Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Service to the University
• Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence in Leadership (two awards)
• Robert and Carroll Heideman Award for Excellence in Public Service and Outreach
• Martha Casey Award for Dedicated Service to the University
• Ann Wallace Career Achievement Award
Administrative Improvement Awards recognize outstanding work at UW-Madison in process design or redesign, innovation, development or customer service that resulted in improved efficiency, increased revenue channels, cost savings and/or improved service delivery. The award may go to an individual or team.
The Libraries Staff Service Awards, which is inclusive of all UW Madison campus libraries, recognize service in the following areas:
• Exemplary working relationships with library colleagues and/or library patrons
• Contributions to establishing a welcoming and inclusive learning and research environment
• High productivity coupled with teamwork, leadership, and/or cooperation
• Creativity, initiative, and independence that positively influences library services
• Achievements and work products that significantly benefit library services.
One academic staff member, one university staff member, and up to four student staff will be recognized.
The Chancellor’s Entrepreneurial Achievement Awards recognize UW innovators and alumni who further the Wisconsin Idea through outstanding accomplishments in entrepreneurship. Honorees have achieved great entrepreneurial success that contributes to economic growth and social good, offers models for the UW community, and inspires the campus culture of entrepreneurship.
UW-Madison employees who perform HR-related functions for at least 50% of their job are eligible to be nominated for an award. There are three awards: Rising Star Award, Embracing Innovation Award, and Outstanding Leadership Award.
The UW Madison Information and Technology Recognition Awards Committee is seeking nominations for IT community members in the following awards categories:
• Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
• Community Engagement
• Team Achievement
• Lifetime Achievement
• Transformational Achievement
• Rising Star
• Unsung Hero
The Community–University Engagement Award, a program started under the leadership of LaMarr Billups, recognizes the work of UW–Madison faculty, staff, and students, and their community partners across the state of Wisconsin, as they address pressing public issues in Madison and the surrounding region.
The annual Outstanding Women of Color Awards acknowledge and honor women of color among UW–Madison’s faculty, staff, students (undergraduate or post-baccalaureate) and in the greater Madison community:
• Whose advocacy, activism, or scholarship has fostered social justice and organizational change;
• Who have created positive transformation within their institutions and/or the community to achieve the goals of equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging;
• Whose efforts are improving the climate for, or status of, people of color
Slesinger Awards recognize mentoring of women, trans, or non-binary faculty on the tenure track. Nominations from a group of writers or a single writer are welcome; however, a collective nomination of a mentor who has supported more than one protégé is looked on favorably. The most successful nominations clearly articulate how a mentor’s efforts have had a positive impact in the life and career of the protégé(s) and/or have had a lasting impact on the institution.
The University Staff Recognition Award is presented each year to those employees who are recognized for their outstanding achievements. While there are no specific requirements to include in a nomination, the Committee asks that you consider these qualities –
• Promoting the image of the department or university through the continual extension of service and courtesy to students, employees, and the public
• Consistently promoting excellence in him/herself and colleagues
• Exhibiting leadership and maintaining grace under pressure/deadlines/crisis situations
• Initiating/recommending innovative ideas which are implemented and result in better service or efficiency
• Community service outside the university or within the university but not part of job responsibilities
• Behavior or personality that makes the workplace more pleasant.
Nominations due April 28, 2023 at 1:00pm to the Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org. Anyone can nominate a member of the University Staff for the Award. Everyone who is nominated, regardless if they are among the final 10 winners or not, will have their names published on a ‘Roll of Honor’.
These awards recognize people, units, and initiatives whose work has fostered greater access and success for students who are members of historically underrepresented populations (including African American, Native American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian American, and Southeast Asian), first-generation and/or economically disadvantaged.
Nominees’ work must demonstrate:
• Sustainable positive impact on equity and diversity, leading to positive university change
• Accountability demonstrated through routine assessment and use of feedback loops to promote forward movement on equity and diversity goals
• Intersections across multiple dimensions of diversity
• Collaborations with other units, departments, or communities, both within the university and beyond
The purpose of the Regents University Staff Excellence Awards is to recognize the dedicated work, vital services, initiative, and outstanding contributions of the UW System’s university staff. The funds for these awards are designated to support professional development or other activities approved by the recipients that enhance a university program or function.
Submission Deadline: May 5, 2023
UW System universities may submit one nomination per category (Individual and Program) for a maximum of two nominations per university. Each university will determine its own nomination procedures. Nominations should be submitted to the central office designated by each respective university; please check with your university administration office for any deadlines that precede the UW System due date.
These awards demonstrate the Regents’ strong appreciation for the dedicated work, vital services, and outstanding contributions of the UW System’s noninstructional academic staff. Across UW System, there will be two individual recipients, and a third award to honor an outstanding program. Each award will be for $7,500.
Nominees for the individual award should be non-instructional academic staff, and nominations for the program award should be ones that are staffed primarily by non-instructional academic staff. The Regent awards committee will screen nominees based on four criteria: excellence of performance, personal interaction, initiative and creativity, and outstanding achievement.
The WSC recognizes contributions to the field through several awards including:
• The Paul Tappan Award for outstanding contributions to the field of criminology
• The June Morrison-Tom Gitchoff Founders Award for significant improvement of the quality of justice
• The W.E.B. DuBois Award for significant contributions to the field of racial and ethnic issues in criminology
• The Meda Chesney-Lind Award for significant contributions to scholarship or activism on the intersection of women and crime
• The Richard Tewksbury Award for significant contributions to scholarship or activism on the intersection of crime and sexuality
There are numerous WLA awards recognizing outstanding service by libraries, librarians, and support staff. Includes Library of the Year award, Muriel Fuller Award, Special Service Award, Paralibrarian Award, and Librarian of the Year Award.