Alumni Awards

Photo from the 2016 Bsanquet

Every year, Maryland Carey Law recognizes alumni with the following awards at the annual Alumni Honors Banquet "A Celebration of LEADERSHIP." A call for nominations for the 2018 awards will begin in October 2017. Stay tuned for more information.

The Distinguished Graduate Award honors a Maryland Carey Law alumnus/a who has achieved prominence through professional excellence and service to the community.

The Benjamin L. Cardin Public Service Award is presented to an alumnus/a who has demonstrated significant and substantial contributions to furthering ideals of public service in the law.

The Star Award (awarded in alternating years) recognizes the unsung heroes among the alumni population. Those alumni who volunteer for Maryland Carey Law behind the scenes with little fanfare, and who are steadfast in their support, loyal in their hearts, and deserving of special recognition.

The Rising Star Award recognizes a recent graduate (within 10 years) whose exemplary contributions of service and leadership, either professionally or at Maryland Carey Law, have brought credit to the graduate and this institution.

The Mary Ellen Barbera ’84 Judicial Excellence Award is presented to an alumnus/a who exemplifies the highest standards of judicial excellence, displays extraordinary courage, energy and tenacity in the handling controversial and difficult cases as well as embodies strength of character, service and competence as a jurist, lawyer, and public servant.

View Past Recipients of the Alumni Awards

Selection Process
Alumni Award Honorees are selected each year by members of the Alumni Board Awards Committee for confirmation by the Alumni Board. Selected Award Honorees are informed of their nominations and selections by the Dean of the Law School, and their acceptance of the awards is then confirmed. After all Award Honorees are confirmed, nominators are informed of their candidates' status.

Questions: aaltshuler@law.umaryland.edu

Save the Date:
Alumni Honors Banquet
Thursday, April 12, 2018
6:00 pm
Westminster Hall
519 W. Fayette Street
Baltimore, MD 21201


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