Alumni Achievement and Service

In 2009, Iowa Law launched an alumni awards program to recognize law alumni who have made significant achievements in their careers and in their service to the College of Law. Awards are presented annually in four different categories:

  • Emerging Leader Award – granted to alumni of the College of Law for early career achievements in their area of practice and in their service to the college, community, state, or nation.
  • Alumni Achievement Award – granted to alumni of the College of Law for significant accomplishments in their law careers and significant service to the College of Law.
  • Alumni Service Award – granted to alumni of the College of Law for significant service to the college, university, community, state, or nation.
  • The Iowa Law Review Alumni Achievement award is awarded by the Iowa Law Review board. Send nominations to ilr@uiowa.edu by February 15.

Nominations

Anyone can make a nomination. Nominations for the next awards are due June 30. Nomination submissions should include the category of the nomination and specify the qualifications of the nominee.  Additional information such as letters of support, press releases about the nominee, and the nominee's résumé are helpful to the Awards Committee.  To submit a nomination, use our Nomination Form.

2017 Alumni Award Recipients

  • Emerging Leader Award - Michael Davis (Class of 2004)
  • Alumni Achievement Award - Dennis Shields (Class of 1982)
  • Alumni Service Award - Cynthia Nance (Class of 1989)
  • Iowa Law Review Alumni Award - Kevin Lindsey (Class of 1991)

2016 Alumni Award Recipients

  • Recent Alumni Award - Lt. Jacob Meusch (Class of 2010)
  • Alumni Achievement Award - Professor Emerita Patricia Acton (Class of 1974)
  • Alumni Service Award - Arindam Kar (Class of 2001)
  • Iowa Law Review Alumni Award - The Honorable John Coughenour (Class of 1966)

2015 Alumni Award Recipients

In 2015, for Iowa Law's 150th anniversary year, we could not limit ourselves, so we went big and recognized more than 150 alumni as part of our It's the People Project!  Details at: 150 People.

2014 Alumni Award Recipients

  • Recent Alumni Award - Annette G. Stewart (Class of 2004)
  • Alumni Achievement Award - Charles M. Kierscht (Class of 1962) & Marion J. Kierscht
  • Alumni Service Award - Thomas J. Wickham (Class of 1994)

2013 Alumni Award Recipients

  • Recent Alumni Award - David E. Funkhouser, III (Class of 2003)
  • Alumni Achievement Award - Robert Downer (Class of 1963)
  • Alumni Service Award - Tiffany Ferguson (Class of 1996)

2012 Alumni Award Recipients

  • Recent Alumni Award - Laura Brandes Ebinger (Class of 2007)
  • Alumni Achievement Award - Marvin S. Berenstein (Class of 1961)
  • Alumni Service Award - R. Thomas Price (Class of 1963)

2011 Alumni Award Recipients

  • Recent Alumni Award - Pollyanna Folkins Hampton (Class of 2004)
  • Alumni Achievement Award - Ted Seldin (Class of 1955)
  • Alumni Service Award - Chuck Coulter (Class of 1965)

2010 Alumni Awards Recipients

  • Recent Alumni Award - Craig Cannon (Class of 2000)
  • Alumni Achievement Award - Robert Bouma (Class of 1962)
  • Alumni Service Award - Melissa Weresh (Class of 1992)
  • Friend of the Law School Award - Professor William Buss (special award)

2009 Alumni Awards Recipients

  • Recent Alumni Award - Behnaz Soulati (Class of 1999)
  • Alumni Achievement Awards - John Wicks, Sr. (Class of 1964)
  • Alumni Service Award - Rob Youle (Class of 1976)