Northwestern Law Alumni Awards

Northwestern Law is delighted to recognize our alumni for their career accomplishments, dedication, and service to the Law School through our Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law Alumni Awards Program. We annually recognize our esteemed alumni and friends at the Awards Luncheon during Alumni Weekend and Reunion October 6-7, 2017  

For more information, please call or email the Office of Alumni Relations at law-alumni@law.northwestern.edu or 312-503-7609 and we will be happy to assist you.

Stay tuned - registration opening in Summer 2017!

The following honors will be awarded:

  • Distinguished Alumnus Award: This award recognizes an alumnus/a for their extraordinary achievement in the legal or other chosen profession.
  • Emerging Leader Award: This award recognizes an alumnus/a who has graduated from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law within the last 10 years. Recipients are recognized for their extraordinary professional achievements.
  • Volunteer Service Award: This award recognizes an alumnus/a for the exceptional volunteer service and ongoing commitment to Northwestern Pritzker School of Law.
  • International Alumnus Award: This award recognizes an alumnus/a for helping to expand the international footprint of Northwestern Pritzker School of Law.
  • Dawn Clark Netsch Award for Public Service: This award recognizes an alumnus/a for their exceptional career achievements and dedication to government service or public interest.





Past Award Recipients:

2016
Neil Eggleston (JD '78)
Distinguished Alumnus Award

Marlene Nations (JD '82)
Volunteer Service Award

Tom Geraghty (JD '69)
Dawn Clark Netsch Public Service Award

James Koutoulas (JD '06)
Emerging Leader Award

Leontine Chuang (BA '97, JD '01)
International Alumnus Award

2015
The Honorable Horace Ward (JD '59)
Distinguished Alumnus Award 

Steven Elrod (JD '82)
Volunteer Service Award

Russlynn Ali (JD '97)
Dawn Clark Netsch Public Service Award 

Esther Joy King (JD-LLM Tax '13) and Keating Crown (JD-MBA '11)  
Emerging Leader Award

Paul Lemmens (LLM '78) 
International Alumnus Award


2014
The Honorable John Paul Stevens (JD '47)
Dean's Legacy Award

Carter Phillips (JD '77)
Distinguished Alumnus Award 

Paul A. Meister (JD '87)
Volunteer Service Award

Tina Tchen (JD '84)
Dawn Clark Netsch Public Service Award 

Todd Lawrence Belcore (JD '10) 
Emerging Leader Award

The Kenneth F. and Harle G. Montgomery Foundation 
Dean’s Partnership Award

 

2013
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Dean's Partnership Award

Howard Trienens (JD '49) and Newt Minow (JD '50)
Distinguished Alumnus Award 

Terri Mascherin (JD '84)
Volunteer Service Award

Dawn Clark Netsch  (JD '51)
Dawn Clark Netsch Public Service Award 

Suneel Gupta (JD-MBA '08) 
Emerging Leader Award

The Honorable Dalveer Bhandari (LLM '72)
International Alumnus Award

If you have any questions, please email law-alumni@law.northwestern.edu.