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 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.
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 Pro Bono and Public Service Opportunities (PBPSO) seeks nominations for its newly redesigned annual awards that will be presented during the AALS Annual Meeting: a Lifetime Achievement Award, an Access to Justice Award, and an Emerging Leader Award. We look forward to this opportunity to recognize and celebrate our pro bono community’s invaluable contributions and inspirational work.
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.
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 purpose of the AASE Excellence Awards is to 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. Members can be nominated in a number of different areas:
• Specific ideas or innovations, whether disseminated through academic writing, newsletters, conference presentations or over the listserv
• Specific services to the profession, e.g., advocacy with the NCBE, etc.
• Providing services to students
• Promoting diversity in the profession and expanding access to the legal profession
• Mentoring and supporting others in ASP
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.
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 Membership 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 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 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
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.
These awards acknowledge and honor women of color among UW-Madison faculty, staff, students (undergraduate or post-baccalaureate) and in the greater Madison community, who have made outstanding contributions in one or more of the following areas:
• social justice, activism and advocacy on behalf of disadvantaged, marginalized populations
• community service
• scholarly research, writing, speaking and/or teaching on race, ethnicity and indigeneity in U.S. society, and
• community building on- or off-campus, to create an inclusive and respectful environment for all
The University Staff Recognition Award is presented each year to those employees who are recognized for their outstanding achievements. 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’. The Elizabeth S. Pringle Award is limited to those members of the University Staff who hold Office Support Titles which includes many Law School staff
The purpose of the Regents Academic Staff Excellence Awards is to recognize the dedicated work, vital services, and outstanding contributions of the UW System’s non-instructional academic 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.
This award recognizes institutional change agents (individuals, departments, programs, units, and teams) who have established a successful record in fostering 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.
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.
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