Maryland Carey Law's Alumni Board honored four graduates for their contributions to the legal community during the annual Honors Banquet November 12. Among the awardees were leaders in private practice, public interest law and the judiciary. "We are extremely proud of all our graduates and their dedication to the community and the law school," said Dean Donald Tobin. "The Honors Banquet is a powerful reminder that Maryland Carey Law is truly an extraordinary community, and has been for decades."
"This year's four honorees are well-deserving of this special recognition for the distinguished careers and commitment to excellence in the various paths they have pursued," added Tobin.
The 2015 honorees were:
DISTINGUISHED GRADUATE AWARD
James J. Hanks, Jr. '67
Partner, Venable LLP
BENJAMIN L. CARDIN PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD
Laure Ruth '93
Legal Director, The Women's Law Center of Maryland, Inc.
RISING STAR AWARD
Alicia Wilson '07
Member, Gordon Feinblatt LLC
MARY ELLEN BARBERA JUDICIAL EXCELLENCE AWARD
The Hon. Andre Davis '78
Senior Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit