2016 Award Recipients

2016 Award Recipients

Congratulations to the Class of 2016 and our distinguished award winners!

 

 Academic Honors

Martin Lipton University Graduation Prize

To the student with the highest academic average based on five semesters

Tyler K. Infinger

Law Review Alumni Association Award

To the student with the second-highest academic average based on five semesters

Jay D. Thornton

Law Review Alumni Association Award

To the student with the third-highest academic average based on five semesters

Jack L. Millman

David H. Moses Memorial Prize

To the member of the LLM class with the highest academic average

Awarded after Convocation

 
Awards for Scholarship, Academic Excellence, and Related Achievements

 

Frank H. Sommer Memorial Award

For outstanding scholarship, character, and professional activities

Kristen Loveland

Stephanie N. Spies

Benjamin F. Butler Memorial Award

For unusual distinction in scholarship, character, and professional activities

Jack L. Millman

Sean M. Stefanik

Maurice Goodman Memorial Prize

For outstanding scholarship and character

Steven D. Marcus

Jarret A. Zafran

George P. Foulk Memorial Award

For outstanding sincerity and distinguished scholarship

Cerin M. Lindgrensavage

Alex B. Lipton

 
Awards for Service to the Law School

 

Vanderbilt Medals

For outstanding contributions to the School of Law

Sarah J. Brafman

Michelle Chun

Creighton P. Davis

Luis Paternina

Meredith Riley

Salmah Y. Rizvi

Susan N. Smelcer

Monica Smith

Amanda J. Sterling

Alec A. Webley

Courtney T. Weisman

Dean John Sexton Prize

To a law student whose outstanding service to the Law School community exemplifies the values of Dean Sexton

Taaj M. Reaves

 
 
Subject Area Awards

 

Eric Dean Bender Prize

For a third-year student who has demonstrated a working commitment to a public service-oriented cause or project outside of and separate from the Law School commitments

Kathleen A. Kavanagh

BLAPA Award for Clinical Service

Awarded to a graduating member of APALSA, BALSA, LaLSA, MELSA, or SALSA who is an outstanding member of a clinic, has proven his/her dedication to public service, and plans to pursue a career in public interest law

Frances Andrea Dávila

BLAPA Public Service Graduation Prize

Awarded to a graduating member of APALSA, BALSA, LaLSA, MELSA, or SALSA who has proven his/her dedication to public service and who plans to pursue a career in public interest law 

Aimee J. Carlisle

 

BLAPA Kim Barry '98 Memorial Graduation Prize

Awarded to a graduating member of APALSA, BALSA, LaLSA, MELSA, or SALSA who has demonstrated a commitment to international and human rights work and exhibits academic excellence in the best tradition of Kim Barry

Olivia H. Ensign

Betty Bock Prize in Competition
Policy

To a student who has produced an outstanding paper in the field of antitrust law and policy

Susan N. Smelcer

Daniel G. Collins Prize

To a member of the graduating class who has demonstrated excellence in the area of contract law

Alex B. Lipton

Corporate Compliance and Enforcement Prize For the best student paper relating to corporate compliance or corporate and individual liability for corporate crime or regualtory violations

Cristina J. Vasile

 

 

Walter J. Derenberg Prize

For the student who achieves the highest academic grade in the area of copyright law

Tina T. Lo

Environmental Law Prize

To the student who has demonstrated excellence in the field of environmental law

Claire Glenn

Chuna David and Rose Estreicher Memorial Prize

To a law student who has shown the greatest promise in the study of issues confronting the Jewish/Israeli peoples

Hannah M. Marek

David Friedman Memorial Award

For outstanding achievement in evidence

Rahul R. Hari

Seymour Goldstein Memorial Prize

For academic excellence in the area of labor relations

Andrew Lyubarsky

Howard Greenberger Award

For outstanding achievement in the area of comparative law

Babak Ghafarzade

Morris R. Henkin Prize

To a student who has demonstrated excellence in the area of real estate

Adam B. Hanau

Christian Jarecki '98 Memorial Prize

For outstanding work and commitment in a law clinic

David Shalleck-Klein

Sol D. Kapelsohn Prize

Designated by the dean for highest excellence in writing in the field of labor law

Michael C. Danna

Jack J. Katz Memorial Award To the student who has demonstrated excellence in the field of entertainment law

Daryl L. Steiger

Charles D. Klein '63 Law and Business Award (JD) For demonstrated excellence in combining the analysis of legal issues and business issues

Laura H. Brayton

Becki M. Steinberg

John Bruce Moore Award

To a student who has demonstrated excellence in the area of law and philosophy

Amy Elisabeth Armstrong

NYU Pollack Center for Law & Business SEED Award for Original Research

For excellence in self-directed research utilizing the NYU Securities Enforcement Empirical Database

Zhaohua Huang

Law and Economics Prize

To a student who has demonstrated excellence in the area of law and economics

Susan N. Smelcer

Judge Abraham Lieberman Award

For outstanding scholarship in the area of criminal law

Stephanie N. Spies

Robert B. McKay Prize in Constitutional Law

To recognize a student who has demonstrated excellence in constitutional law throughout his or her years at the NYU School of Law

Kristen Loveland

Gary E. Moncrieffe Award

To the outstanding student in the area of racism and the law

Juan P. Caballero

Ann Petluck Poses Memorial Prize

Designated by the dean in recognition of outstanding work in a clinical course requiring student practice

Thomas P. Cordova

Danielle J. Goodman-Levy

Karen J. Kiley Haughton

Samantha B. Lee

Amelia B. Marritz

Emily L. New

Evan Orman

Hillela Simpson

Harry J. Rudick Memorial Award

To recognize a JD student who has demonstrated excellence in taxation throughout his or her years at the NYU School of Law

Thomas P. Cordova

Jack L. Millman

Evan Orman

Leonard J. Schreier Memorial Prize

To a law student who has exhibited academic excellence in the area of ethics

Max I. Raskin

Schulte Roth & Zabel Prize

For excellence in employment and employee benefits law

Pooja P. Shethji

Larry Fleisher Memorial Foundation Prize

For extraordinary achievement in the area of sports and entertainment law

Robert C. Gianchetti

Weinfeld Prize for Scholarship in Procedure and Courts

Designated by the dean for distinguished scholarship in the area of federal courts, civil procedure, and practice, evidence and/or trial practice

Kevin D. Benish

Stephanie N. Spies

 
LLM Specialization Awards

IBRLA Award (International Business Regulation, Litigation, and Arbitration)

For distinction in the LLM IBRLA program

Justin Richard Rassi

Flora S. and Jacob L. Newman Award

For distinction in the LLM International Tax program

Hiroyuki Kurihara

Public Interest Law Prize for LLMs

For an LLM student who has demonstrated a clear commitment to public service-oriented cause or project outside of and separate from any Law School or admission requirement

Iqra Iman Aliya Zainul Abedin

Harry J. Rudick Memorial Award

For distinction in the LLM Tax program

Kevin Sarro

Xifeng Xi


Prizes Awarded Post-Convocation

 

David F. Bradford Memorial Prize

To the student who has written the best paper in the field of taxation

 

 

George Colin Award
For distinction in the LLM Corporation Law program
Jose Luis Lucena Rebollo
 

George Colin Award

For distinction in the Traditional LLM program

 

 

Frank T. Diersen Prize

For distinction in the LLM Competition, Innovation, and Information Law program

Joseph M. Elks

 

Charles D. Klein '63 Prize (LLM)

For demonstrated excellence in combining the analysis of legal issues and business issues

Christine Yun Tran

 

 

Environmental Law Prize

For distinction in the LLM Environmental Law Program

 
Maryam Al-Dabbagh

 

International Human Rights Award

To a student with an outstanding academic record in the field of international human rights law

 
Timothy M. McKenzie
 

Jerome Lipper Award

For distinction in the LLM International Legal Studies program

Maria Lorenza Bergamasco

Kate Nancy Taylor

 

 

Jerome Lipper Prize

For outstanding work in the field of international law

Stephanie M. Fontana

Andrew Lyubarsky

 

 

Journal/Moot Court Awards

 

Mark Brisman '92 Moot Court Prize

For a member of the graduating class who has made the most significant contribution to the Moot Court Board

Alec A. Webley

Edmond Cahn Law Review Award

To a third-year editor other than a senior editor who has contributed to the Law Review in an outstanding fashion during the third year

Kristen Loveland

 

Lawrence Green '77 Prize
To the graduating student who has written the most outstanding moot court problem for the NYU Moot Court Casebook, and to the principal editor of that problem

Alison C. Epstein

Michael E. Tracht

Philip F. Cohen Award

For the greatest contribution by a third-year editor to the Annual Survey of American Law during the past year

Austin O. Wilkins

Morton Geller Award

To a third-year editor other than a senior editor who has contributed to the Law Review in an outstanding fashion during the third year

Alex B. Lipton

Jack L. Millman

Jessup Team Award

For participation as the representatives of the New York University School of Law in the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition

Rajkiran Kaur Barhey

Megan E. Henry

Timothy M. McKenzie

David Isidore Tan

Iqra Iman Aliya Zainul Abedin

Journal of Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Prizes

For the greatest contribution by a third-year editor to the Journal of Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law

Caroline B. Epstein

Journal of Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law

To the graduating student who has written the most outstanding note for the Journal of Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law

Florina Yezril

Journal of International Law and Politics Prizes

For the greatest contribution by a third-year editor to the Journal of International Law and Politics

Meredith Riley

Journal of International Law and Politics Prizes 

To the graduating student who has written the most outstanding note for the Journal of International Law and Politics

Babak Ghafarzade

Paul D. Kaufman Memorial Award

To the graduating student who has written the most outstanding note for the Law Review

Pooja P. Shethji

Seymour A. Levy Memorial Award

To the graduating student who has written the most outstanding note for the Annual Survey of American Law

Scott G. Greene

National Moot Court Competition Award

For participation as the representatives of New York University School of Law in a National Moot Court Competition

Juan P. Caballero

Rahul R. Hari

David B. Jastrab

Rachel L. Kultala

Kelsey L. Massa

Emily E. Mullin Hills

Kartik Naram

William W. Simoneaux

Flora S. and Jacob L. Newman Prizes

For the greatest contribution by a third-year editor to the Journal of Law & Business during the past year

Rebecca D. Stacker

Flora S. and Jacob L. Newman Prizes

 

To the graduating student who has written the most outstanding note for the Journal of Law & Business

Olivia M. George

Flora S. and Jacob L. Newman Prize

For the greatest contribution by a third-year editor to the Journal of Law & Liberty during the past year

Michael A. Stachiw

Flora S. and Jacob L. Newman Prize

To the graduating student who has written the most outstanding note for the Journal of Law & Liberty

Max I. Raskin

Flora S. and Jacob L. Newman Prize

To the graduating student who has written the most outstanding note for the Journal of Legislation and Public Policy

Rebecca E. Weinstein

Flora S. and Jacob L. Newman Prizes

For the greatest contribution by a third-year editor to the Review of Law & Social Change

Erika M. Asgeirsson

Hilary K. Nakasone

Flora S. and Jacob L. Newman Prizes

To the graduating student who has written the most outstanding note for the Review of Law & Social Change

Michael C. Danna

NYU Review of Law & Social Change Innovation and Creativity Award

To the graduating student who broadens the horizons of the Review of Law & Social Change and advances the mission of the journal

Alexis M. Piazza

NYU Review of Law & Social Change Stewardship Award

To the graduating student who has exhibited exemplary leadership with peers and colleagues on the Review of Law & Social Change in the service of producing the highest quality legal scholarship

Samantha B. Lee

 The Order of the Barristers

For excellence, dedication, and commitment to the Moot Court Board program above and beyond one's job description

Alicia M. Berenyi

Rupita Chakraborty

Julia G. Gumpper

Rahul R. Hari

Kelsey L. Massa

Theodore J. Salwen

Jeremy Schiffres

Michael E. Tracht

Alec A. Webley

Eva H. Yung

Norma Z. Paige Prize

For the greatest contribution by an articles editor to the Annual Survey of American Law during the past year

Fernando A. Martinez

NYU Pollack Center for Law & Business Award for Journal Distinction

To the graduating editor, other than a senior editor, who has contributed to the NYU Journal of Law & Business in an outstanding manner during the third year

Brian L. Beckerman

NYU Pollack Center for Law & Business Award for Journal Achievement

To the graduating editor, member of the Board of Editors, who has contributed to the NYU Journal of Law & Business in an outstanding manner during the third year

Demetria G. Hueth

Judge Rose L. & Herbert Rubin Law Review Prize

To the graduating student who has written the most outstanding note for the Law Review in international, commercial or public law

Kevin D. Benish

Steven D. Marcus

Thomas Stoddard Award

For the greatest contribution by a third-year editor to the Journal of Legislation and Public Policy

Alessandra Naomi Baniel-Stark

Michelle Chun

The Sive, Paget & Riesel Environmental Law Journal Awards

For the most outstanding note by an Environmental Law Journal member

Akiva N. Fishman

Rachel Scall

The Sive, Paget & Riesel Environmental Law Journal Awards

For outstanding contribution to the Environmental Law Journal by a third-year editor

Sahana Rao