Awards for Alumni

While their awards ceremonies have been postponed, NYU Law recognizes these recipients. 

2020 Recipients 

Recent Graduates

This award recognizes the professional achievements of alumni who graduated no more than 10 years ago. 

Tess Bridgeman

Tess Bridgeman ’10
Co-Editor in Chief, Just Security; Senior Fellow and Visiting Scholar, Reiss Center on Law and Security, NYU Law



Beth George

Beth George ’10
Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati




Shana Knizhnik

Shana A. Knizhnik ’15
Co-author, Notorious R.B.G.: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg; Staff Attorney, The Legal Aid Society




Other Alumni Awards

William Nelson

Alumni Achievement

This award recognizes significant professional achievements and commitment to the continued development of NYU Law. 

William E. Nelson ’65, Judge Edward Weinfeld Professor of Law, NYU School of Law


Emiliano Catan

Legal Teaching

This award honors great teachers for scholarship and for extraordinary dedication to the education and training of law students. 

Emiliano M. Catan LLM ’10, Professor of Law, NYU School of Law


Jenny Rivera

Public Service

This award recognizes alumni who forge careers in public service and honors those who profoundly affect society. 

Jenny Rivera ’85, Judge, New York State Court of Appeals


Marvin Lerman

LAA Meritorious Service

This award honors and recognizes alumni for their dedication to NYU Law and their long-standing commitment to the Law Alumni Association. 

Marvin S. Lerman ’65, LLM ’70

Posted September 11, 2020