Thursday, May 7, 2009
The Center Club
100 Light Street
Distinguished Graduate Award
Mr. Joseph R. Hardiman ´62
Former President and Chief Executive Officer
National Association of Securities Dealers and the NASDAQ Stock Market
Rising Star Award
Ms. Juliet Choi ´03
Senior Director, Partner Services
American Red Cross
With a special tribute to
Dean Karen H. Rothenberg
as she steps down after a decade of leadership.
Leaders inspire us to achieve goals we never thought possible.
The School of Law Alumni Board of Directors cordially invites you to a special event. Celebrate graduates whose leadership and vision are shaping law, business and society, and honor Dean Karen H. Rothenberg as she returns to the faculty after a decade of leadership.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the newly established Rothenberg Fund for Public Service, created by graduates and friends to support the purposes nearest Dean Rothenberg's heart -- student scholarships, faculty research, and public service projects that benefit the public interest.
This year's Distinguished Graduate Award recipient, Joseph R. Hardiman ´62, served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary, the Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc., from 1987 through January 1997. Previously, he was a Managing Director, the Chief Operating Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Alex.Brown & Sons. From 1975 through September 1987, Mr. Hardiman held various positions at Alex. Brown & Sons, including managing director and chief operating officer. Mr. Hardiman serves on the boards of the Deutsche Scudder Funds, the ISI Funds, the Nevis Fund, the Brown Investment Advisory Trust Company, Soundview Technology Group, Inc., University of Maryland Foundation, the University of Maryland School of Law, and The Nasdaq Stock Market Education Foundation. Previously, he served on the boards of the Depository Trust Company, the Securities Industry Foundation for Economic Education, the Securities Regulation Institution and the Center for the Study of the Presidency and as a member of the American Business Conference. Arts, Nasdaq Educational Foundation and Hardiman Family Foundation.
This year's Rising Star Award recipient, Juliet Choi ´03, focuses on building strategic partnerships to ensure that diverse and underserved communities are better served. Before working with the Red Cross, she was with the Asian American Justice Center as Fellow and staff attorney; there her expertise focused on language access, with an emphasis on healthcare and the courts. She led AAJC's post-Katrina relief and advocacy efforts, which ultimately helped to amend the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act to protect the limited English proficient community. A certified mediator, Ms. Choi previously served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Dennis M. Sweeney of the Circuit Court for Howard County, Maryland. While a Maryland Law student, she received the Alumni Association Award for character and leadership. She currently serves on the National Project Advisory Committee for Emergency Preparedness for the Office of Minority Health of U.S. HHS; Leadership and Diversity Committee, Civil Policy Group of the National Legal Aid and Defender Association; the board of directors of the National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association; and the civil rights committee co-chair of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association.
Karen H. Rothenberg, J.D., M.P.A., is the Dean, Marjorie Cook Professor of Law, and founding Director of the nationally recognized Law & Health Care Program at the University of Maryland School of Law. The first woman to serve as chief executive and academic officer in the law school's 185-year history, Dean Rothenberg has led Maryland to new heights of accomplishment while continuing to produce cutting-edge scholarship on issues at the intersection of women's health care and the law.