Alumni Awards

Nominations for the 2018 Alumni Awards are now closed. The recipients will be announced in late April.

2017 Alumni Association Award Honorees

  • Lifetime Achievement: Frank Denius ’49
  • Outstanding Alumna: JoAnn Lee ’83
  • Distinguished Alumna for Community Service: Janiece Longoria ’79
  • Outstanding Young Alumnus: Daniel Hodge ’04

In addition, Dean Ward Farnsworth honored two alumni:

  • The Honorary Order of the Coif: Ben Donnell ’61
  • The Dean’s Distinguished Service Award for Achievement in Trial Advocacy: Kenneth Tekell, Sr. ’63

Please read all about the 2017 honorees on the law school news site.

The awardees were honored at a gala dinner ceremony in Austin on October 6, 2017, and were treated to these tribute videos:

Lifetime Achievement: Frank Denius ’49

Recognizing a graduate who has had a distinguished career and has brought honor to The University Texas School of Law. See a full list of past recipients.

 

Outstanding Alumnus: JoAnn Lee ’83

Honoring a graduate who has made outstanding contributions to his or her chosen profession and to society as a whole. See a full list of past recipients.

 

Distinguished Alumnus for Community Service: Janiece Longoria ’79

Honoring an outstanding graduate who has made exemplary contributions in public, pro bono and/or community service. See a full list of past recipients.

 

Honorary Order of the Coif: Ben Donnell ’61

This award is chosen and presented by the Dean, acknowledging an alumnus of exceptional merit and extraordinary achievement in his or her career. See a full list of past recipients.

 

Outstanding Young Alumnus: Daniel Hodge ’04

This award recognizes a graduate who has made significant achievements professionally and in their service to the law school. See a full list of past recipients.