Seattle University School of Law is home to an exceptional body of alumni and we appreciate the opportunity to recognize graduates for their achievements and contributions through a variety of awards.
Alumni Association Awards
2013 Justice Charles W. Johnson ‘76, Dean's Medal
William Marler '87, Distinguished Law Graduate Award
Debora G. Juarez '87, Alumni Service Award
David Keenan '08, Recent Graduate Award
2011 Mark McLaughlin '94, Dean's Medal
Lyn Johnson '95, Distinguished Law Graduate Award
M. Lorena González '05, Alumni Service Award
Anthony Ravani '07, Recent Graduate Award
2010 The Honorable Deborah Fleck '76, Distinguished Law Graduate Award
The Honorable Anita Crawford-Willis '86, Alumni Service Award
Brian Considine '07, Recent Graduate Award
2009 Marlys Palumbo '82, Dean's Medal
Sharon Sakamoto '84, Distinguished Law Graduate Award
Laird Pisto '79, Alumni Service Award
Black Law Student Association Awards
The BLSA Alumni Award recognizes alumni who have demonstrated excellence in the practice of law and a commitment to community service. Prior awardees have also demonstrated continued dedication to BLSA and a strong commitment to the service of others.
The BLSA Amicus Award recognizes a friend whose character, professional achievements and outstanding service to the BLSA community, especially in the areas of mentoring, advocacy and support, have contributed to the growth of the organization.
The BLSA Leadership Award recognizes alumni who have demonstrated extraordinary leadership in the legal community and the community at large. We are honoring leaders in the community who are at the forefront of change within the world.
The Vanguard Leader of the Year Award recognizes alumni leaders in the community who are at the forefront of creating change in the world.
2016 The Hon. Tanya L. Thorp '02, BLSA Alumni Award
Nick Allen '10, Vanguard Leader of the Year Award
2015 Jamal Whitehead '07, BLSA Alumni Award
James Armstrong '00, Vanguard Leader of the Year Award
2014 Twyla Carter '07, BLSA Alumni Award
Marilyln Sherron '80 & The Hon. Ruperta Alexis '81, BLSA Leadership Award
The Hon. Richard Jones, BLSA Amicus Award
2013 Rashelle Tanner '98, BLSA Alumni Award
The Honorable Willie Gregory II '89, BLSA Leadership Award
Ahoua Kone '03, Vanguard Leader of the Year Award
2012 The Honorable Robert Russell II '75, BLSA Alumni Award
2011 The Honorable Frank Cuthbertson '93, BLSA Alumni Award
Angela Rye '05, Vanguard Leader of the Year Award
James Andrus, BLSA Amicus Award
2010 The Honorable Judith Hightower '83, BLSA Alumni Award
Jesse C. Wineberry '86, BLSA Leadership Award
2009 James Bible '03, BLSA Leadership Award
Tracy Flood '99, BLSA Alumni Award
Craig Sims '97, Vanguard Leader of the Year Award
2008 The Honorable Anita Crawford-Willis '86 and Karen Murray '91,
2007 John Terry '77 and Harold Booker '77, BLSA Trailblazer Award
Professor Hank McGee, BLSA Legal Legacy Award
Latinx Law Student Association Awards
Seattle University School of Law and its Latinx Law Student Association (LLSA) are proud to honor the outstanding achievements of distinguished members of the alumni and greater legal community with annual awards.
The La Justicia Award honors a Latina/o alumnus whose contributions and achievements in the legal community embody the law school's principle of standing for excellence and reaching for justice. Through mentorship, their commitment supports the school's mission of educating outstanding attorneys to be leaders for a just and humane world. The Latina/o alumnus selected will be recognized for contributions to the legal community, the greater community at-large, as well as unwavering dedication and commitment to the advancement of the law school and law school community.
The Spirit of Service Award acknowledges a Latina/o alumnus who is unequivocally committed to a more just and humane world. The award will recognize alumni who work to foster justice and promote equal representation in the justice system, and has made sacrifices to ensure that the underrepresented are given a voice.
The Latina/o Amicus Award is given to a friend whose character, professional achievements and outstanding service to the school, especially in the area of mentoring, advocacy and support has contributed to the growth of the organization.
2016 Sandy Restrepo '12, La Justicia Award
Edwardo Morfin '14, Spirit of Service Award
2015 David Mendoza '07, La Justicia Award
Catherine Romero '96, Spirit of Service Award
2014 Malou Chavez '10, La Justicia Award
Emily Gonzalez '10, Spirit of Service Award
Professor Robert Chang, Latina/o Amicus Award
2013 M. Lorena González '05, La Justicia Award
Sarah Leyrer '06, Spirit of Service Award
The Honorable Mary I. Yu, Latina/o Amicus Award
2012 Joaquin Avila, Distinguished Practitioner in Residence, Latina/o Amicus Award
2011 Fé Lopez '06, La Justicia Award
Ernest Radillo '07, Spirit of Service Award
Sal Mungia, Latina/o Amicus Award
2010 Jesse Valdez '04, La Justicia Award
Blanca Rodriquez '97, Spirit of Service Award