5/4/11: 2011 Awards Day
Awards Day 2011, held April 20 at the Charleston Music Hall, recognized outstanding achievements by the Charleston School of Law students, faculty and staff. Please join us in congratulating these well-deserving recipients.
Michael Schexnayder Award: Kendra Wilson
This award and scholarship is given in memory of Michael Shexnayder, who died in 2009 during his second year of law school.
Michelle Robbins Award: Daniel Crooks III
This award is given in memory of Michelle Katherine Robbins, a member of the Class of 2007 who died after an accident during her second year of law school. Ms. Robbins, a member of the Charleston Law Review, was committed to many causes and was a true Renaissance woman.
ALI-ABA Award: Jason Wyman
This award is given to a student in the graduating class who best represents a combination of scholarship and leadership, the qualities embodied by the ALI-ABA parent organizations, the American Bar Institute and the American Bar Association.
Phi Delta Phi Judge Alex Sanders Award: Walker Spann
The Outstanding Service and Commitment to the Students award recognizes a staff member who consistently goes above and beyond in their job. Presented by Lauren Ellison, Phi Delta Phi president.
Chris Lempesis Jr. New Member Award: Joseph Plaxco
This award recognizes outstanding service to the Maritime Law Bulletin. Presented by Sean Hinton, Editor-in-Chief of MALABU 2010-2011
Black Law Students Association Awards:
1L: Nickisha Woodward
2L: Valencia Caroline Thurman
3L: Nick Lewis, shown here with Philip Allen
John L.S. Simpkins Scholarship: Lauren E. Wilson
Children's Advocacy and Family Law Society Awards
Presented by Amanda Stiles
Advocacy Award: Kendra Wilson
Most Pro Bono Hours: Abbey Cain
Charleston School Of Law Judge Robert S. Carr Award: Kenny Gardner
This award is presented to the student who exemplifies dedication, service and commitment to the Charleston School of Law.
Charleston School Of Law Civility Award: Russell Fry
This award is presented to the student who exemplifies the high moral character and professionalism expected of Charleston School of Law students.
Charleston School of Law Professor of the Year Award: Professor Constance Anastopoulo
Presented to a Charleston School of Law Professor who exudes superlative teaching ability, effectiveness inside the classroom, availability outside the classroom and participation in student life.
Charleston School of Law Adjunct Professor of the Year Award:
Dean Mark Hoch
Presented to a Charleston School of Law Adjunct Professor who exudes superlative teaching ability, effectiveness inside the classroom, availability outside the classroom, and participation in student life.
Charleston School of Law Senator of the Year Award: Kate Robinette
Presented for commitment to the Student Bar Association and service to the students of the Charleston School of Law.
SBA Diversity Committee Award: Abbey Cain
Presenters: Keats Wineland and Whitney Thompson
Given to the student who has continuously strived to improve the Charleston School of Law by using the law as a means of providing relief for those who suffer because they are helpless, weak, outnumbered, or because they are victims of prejudice; and as a means of alleviating human misery and human suffering.
2010-11 SBA Executive Board
Vice President Chasity Avinger '11, Treasurer Liz Fulton '12, President Russell Fry '11, Dean of Students Abby Saunders, Secretary Sarah Banks '11, and Assistant Dean of Students Jennifer Summers.
Release Date: 5/4/2011