2013 Recipients of Honors, Prizes & Awards
SUMMA CUM LAUDE
|Jake F. Goodman*|
|Marc Aaron Silverman*|
MAGNA CUM LAUDE
|Katherine Elizabeth Birkland*||Silvia M. Medina*|
|Peter Alfredo DiMatteo*||Anastasia Catherine Milazzo*|
|William J. Dolan*||Vince Pavlish*|
|Lauren Michele Garcia*||William Andrés Peña*|
|Jacob R. Klugman*||KoryAnn V. Ramkawsky*|
|Anthony Donald LoVerde*||Nari Wang*|
|Nicole M. Brown||Judith Nash McCarthy*|
|Warner Matthew Butkus||Eileen Patricia McGlone|
|Kathryn Ashley Callahan||Andrey Milvidskiy*|
|Roza Dabaghyan*||Erika Maren Minerowicz*|
|Craig L. Dashiell||Joseph John Nardello|
|Jennifer Elizabeth Drake*||David Brown Nathan|
|Richard W. Englehardt, Jr.||Douglas Jon Oosterhouse*|
|Nicole C. Ganci||Mary Katherine Orsini|
|Karén A. Gazaryan||Charis Gillian Orzechowski|
|Maggie Lauren Gousman||Henal Patel|
|Randy Alan Gray||Jonathan R. Pepin|
|Jaime Beth Herrera||Meredith Anne Pryce*|
|Jordan Bryant Kaplan*||Amanda M. Ribustello*|
|Craig Kenesky||Sarah Patricia Saladini*|
|Patricia Ann King||Everest Richard Schmidt|
|Kersten Roehsler Kortbawi||David E. Sklar|
|Christopher Kozik||Michael Volodarsky*|
|Diane Hyunjeong Lee||Casey Gene Watkins|
|Mark M. Makhail||Michael David Zahler*|
|Harrison James McAvoy|
|*Elected to the Order of the Coif|
|PRIZE AND AWARD RECIPIENTS|
|KoryAnn V. Ramkawsky||JUSTICE HENRY E. ACKERSON, JR. PRIZE
This prize is awarded to the student who has most distinguished himself or herself in the area of legal skills.
|Joshua S. Glass||ABA/BNA AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE – HEALTH LAW
This award is given to honor superior academic performance in the area of health law.
|Eric K. Ashbahian||ABA/BNA AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE – INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW
This award is given to the student demonstrating the highest academic achievement in the area of intellectual property law.
|James E. Woodson, III||ABA/BNA AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE – LABOR & EMPLOYMENT LAW
This award will be presented to the student with the highest academic achievement in the fields of labor and employment law.
|Randy A. Gray||ALI CLE SCHOLARSHIP & LEADERSHIP AWARD
This prize is awarded to the graduate who best represents a combination of scholarship and leadership, the qualities embodied by the American Law Institute.
|Silvia M. Medina||ALUMNI SENIOR PRIZE
This prize is awarded to the graduating senior exhibiting the greatest achievement during his or her entire law school career, and who has the greatest promise as a future member of the legal profession.
|Judith N. McCarthy||THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF MATRIMONIAL LAWYERS AWARD
This award is sponsored by the New Jersey Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and is given to the student who has shown the most aptitude in Family Law.
|Seorim Hong||THE AMERICAN BANKRUPTCY INSTITUTE MEDAL OF EXCELLENCE
This prize is awarded to the student who most excelled in the area of bankruptcy studies.
|Alexandra S. James||THE FRANK AND MARILYN ASKIN AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN CLINICAL STUDIES
This prize is awarded by the law school clinical faculty to the student who, over the course of his or her legal education, has demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to the clients of the Rutgers Law School Clinics and to the principles and values of clinical legal education.
|Daniel J. Pacillo||THE ALLAN AXELROD PRIZE
This prize was established to recognize the immense commitment by Professor Axelrod to Rutgers Law School, and is given to the student with the best grades in Commercial Law.
|Priscilla H. Monico
Sabrina S. Styza
|THE CLINICAL LEGAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION (CLEA) AWARD
This prize is awarded for excellence in clinical fieldwork based on the high quality of representation provided to clients and for exceptionally thoughtful, self-reflective participation in an accompanying clinical seminar.
|KoryAnn V. Ramkawsky||THE ANTHONY ENGELBRECHT PRIZE
This prize is awarded annually to the graduating student who attains the highest average in his or her final year.
|Michael D. Zahler||MORRIS GANN PRIZE IN EVIDENCE
This prize is given to the member of the graduating class having the best grade in Evidence.
|Jaime B. Herrera
Joseph T. Lo Galbo
|LEONARD GARTH ADVOCACY AWARD
This award is given to the student who has shown the most promise as an appellate advocate.
|Amanda M. Ribustello||MYRON HARKAVY PRIZE
This prize is awarded to the member of the senior class showing the most promise as a trial lawyer.
|Mark M. Makhail||CHIEF JUSTICE RICHARD J. HUGHES PRIZE
This prize is awarded to the graduating student who has achieved the best record in the New Jersey Practice course.
|Olivia Quinto-Reyes||ELI JARMEL MEMORIAL PRIZE
This prize is awarded to the student who demonstrated the greatest interest and proficiency in public interest law.
|Marc A. Silverman||THE PHILIP KRAVITZ MEMORIAL PRIZE
This prize is awarded to the part-time student with the highest academic average.
|Marc A. Silverman||A. HARRY MOORE PRIZE
This prize is awarded to the student with the highest grades for his or her entire three years.
|Mary T. O’Sullivan||G. A. MOORE, JR., PRIZE
This prize is awarded to the student who has done distinguished work in the field of equal employment opportunity law. It was donated by Mr. Moore, a participant in a symposium held in 1975 at the law school to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Civil Rights Act.
|Emmy L. Acevedo||NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN LAWYERS AWARD
This prize is given to the student showing the greatest commitment to women’s issues.
|David E. Sklar
Kelsey G. Tylus
|NEW JERSEY BAR FOUNDATION STREET LAW PRIZE
This prize is awarded to the student who has demonstrated the greatest interest in the success of the Street Law Program.
|Afshan T. Ajmiri
Patrina A. Ozurumba
|CAROL RUSS MEMORIAL PRIZE
This prize is awarded to the student who has best demonstrated a commitment to and a record of distinction in promoting women’s rights through the law
|Andrew J. Yu
Eileen P. McGlone
William A. Peña
Patrick J. McGovern
Mary K. Orsini
Raymond G. Chow
|RUTGERS OUTSTANDING SCHOLASTIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
This prize is awarded to the students selected for overall scholarly achievement in four areas of law, and for outstanding scholarly publication.
|Jacob R. Klugman||H. THEODORE SORG PROPERTY PRIZE
This prize is awarded to the student with the highest average in Property.
|Marc A. Silverman||SAUL TISCHLER MEMORIAL PRIZE
This prize is presented to the student with the highest average over the entire three years in law school.
|Brandon D. Williams||MIRON M. WALLEY MEMORIAL PRIZE
This award is given to a graduating student who has excelled in course work in the area of Real Estate transactions
|Tamara E. Kotsev||KENNETH G. WOLFSON LAND USE PRIZE
This prize is awarded to the graduating student showing the greatest interest and scholarship in the field of land use law.
|Henal Patel||JUDGE J. SKELLY WRIGHT PRIZE
This prize is awarded to the student who has done most for civil rights, civil liberties, and human affairs.
|PRO BONO AWARD RECIPIENTS|
|Amani S. Abdellah||Lash L. Green||Douglas J. Oosterhouse|
|Emmy L. Acevedo||Roman Guzik||Mary K. Orsini|
|Afshan T. Ajmiri||Alexandra C. Hayes||Elizabeth Papanicolaou|
|Portia Allen-Kyle||Seorim Hong||Daniel Park|
|João Amaral||Diego Iñiguez-Lopez||Henal Patel|
|Avery B. Armas||Daris B. Jackson||Jessica G. Patterson|
|Marc J. Armas||Alexandra S. James||Vince Pavlish|
|Alba V. Aviles||Chanell A. Johnson||William A. Peña|
|David E. Baumwoll||Samantha I. Joshua||Jonathan R. Pepin|
|Daniel R. Bernard||James June-Ho Kang||Joseph A. Perez, Jr.|
|Emily M. Bisnauth||Jordan B. Kaplan||Scott M. Press|
|Jason Bost||Deyra J. Kazak||Meredith A. Pryce|
|Katelyn M. Brack||Layli Sara N. Khelafa||Olivia J. Quinto-Reyes|
|Beth L. Braddock||Kevin R. Kieffer||KoryAnn V. Ramkawsky|
|Jessica Bradley||Patricia A. King||Amanda M. Ribustello|
|Iris Bromberg||Ashley L. Kolata||Raylene J. Robinson|
|Nicole M. Brown||Kersten Kortbawi||Matthew J. Rosen|
|Jennifer L. Bruno||Christopher Kozik||Jennifer Rosencrance|
|Justin R. Calta||Renee C. Larosee||Margaret Cordner Schafer|
|Loretta Carty||Diane H. Lee||Marc A. Silverman|
|Jennifer Chang||Elizabeth J. Lee||David E. Sklar|
|Tabitha Y. Clark||Peter C. Lee||Derek J. Soltis|
|Veronica Colón-Padilla||Layla N. Lester||Michelle A. Takyi|
|Joann M. Corsetto||Delilah Magão||Yulieika Tamayo|
|Roza Dabaghyan||Herman S. Marcia||Kelsey G. Tylus|
|Laura E. Deeks||Harrison J. McAvoy||Aleksandra Vieira|
|Javier F. Diaz||Judith Nash McCarthy||Michael B. Volodarsky|
|Khari A. Edwards||Vivek N. Mehta||Nari Wang|
|Ifeanyi K. Enejere||Hansi Men||Casey G. Watkins|
|James N. Faller||Anastasia C. Milazzo||Rachel B. Weinberger|
|Eryn M. Fernández-Ledon||Sumana L. Murthy||Valerie J. Werse|
|Lillian A. Forero||Lauren E. Musarra||James E. Woodson, III|
|Keren Frumkin||Eric Ng||Andrew Hweyoung Yang|
|Karén Gazaryan||Beverly I. Nwanna||Andrew J. Yu|
|Daveon H. Gilchrist||Catherine Popso O'Hern||Michael D. Zahler|
|Randy A. Gray||Mary T. O’Sullivan|
|Chinyere C. Ofoma|