Vanderbilt Hall, Greenberg Lounge
Please note that seating is limited and due to the popularity of this event, we regret that we can accommodate only one guest per alumnus/a.
Alumni Achievement Award
This award recognizes our graduates’ significant professional achievements and commitment to the continued development of the Law School.
Stephanie W. Abramson ’69 is an adjunct professor of clinical law at the NYU School of Law and director, Law and Business Experiential classes. From 2011 to 2013, she was dean of executive education and professional graduate studies at NYU Shanghai. Ms. Abramson has an extensive and varied background in corporate law and transactional representation, as both outside counsel and as general counsel to several global companies. She is also an NYU School of Law Trustee.
Public Service Award
This award recognizes alumni who forge careers in public service and honors those who profoundly impact society.
Laurel Weinstein Eisner ’84 was the executive director of Sanctuary for Families from 2002 to 2013. During those years she increased the size, range, and diversity of the agency’s programs and funding, pioneered a workforce development program for domestic violence victims, and advocated for changes in laws affecting victims of gender bias and abuse.
Legal Teaching Award
This award recognizes great teachers for scholarship and for extraordinary dedication to the education and training of law students.
Margaret L. Satterthwaite ’99 is a professor of clinical law, faculty director of the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice, and director of the Global Justice Clinic at NYU School of Law. Ms. Satterthwaite joined the Law School in 2006 after many years in the human rights field.
Recent Graduate Award
This award recognizes the professional achievement of an alumnus who graduated no more than 10 years ago.
David Pressman ’04 is the counselor of the US Mission to the United Nations where he advises Ambassador Samantha Power on major foreign policy issues. Mr. Pressman previously served as assistant secretary of Homeland Security, was an original member of President Obama’s Atrocities Prevention Board, and also served as the director for War Crimes and Atrocities on the National Security Council.