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School of Law Alumni Awards

Nomination Deadline: November 1, 2021

Eligibility: Any alum who received a JD, LLM, or MLS degree from the SIU School of Law

Process: Any alum, staff, student, or current or retired faculty of the School of Law can nominate (or self-nominate) an alum for one or more of the following awards through this online form


Alumni Award Categories

  • DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD

The Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes an alum who has made a profound and lasting impact in the legal profession, their vocation, or their community.  

  • YOUNG ALUMNI LEADERSHIP AWARD

The Young Alumni Leadership award recognizes an alum under 40 for noted achievements or exemplary service in the legal profession, their vocation, or their community.  

  • THE VOLUNTEER EXCELLENCE AWARD

The Volunteer Excellence Award recognizes an alum who has provided exemplary voluntary service to the School of Law, the legal profession, their vocation, or their community.  

  • DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION AWARD

The Diversity and Inclusion award recognizes an alum who has made a contribution that fosters diversity and inclusion in the legal profession, their vocation, or their community. 


All recipients of a School of Law Alumni Award will received a framed certificate and will be eligible to be nominated by the School of Law for a campus-wide award.

See 2020's Alumni Award winners here.