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Distinguished Alumni

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The KU Law Society Distinguished Alumni Award is presented annually to KU School of Law graduates who have distinguished themselves through exemplary service to the legal profession, their communities, the university, and the state or country. Since 1964, the school has honored 71 alumni “whose lives have benefited the community and whose noteworthy contributions throughout the year have brought honor to the School of Law.”

View a list of previous recipients

You may nominate a candidate to be considered for this award by filling out the form below. Be sure to include career and service history and any previous honors.

Nominate a Candidate:

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In 250 words or less, please tell us how the candidate meets the award criteria. Include career and service history and any previous honors.
Please upload any documents that support your nomination choice.
Mail Your Nomination

Would you rather send a hard copy of your nomination instead of the online form? If so, please include the same information and send your nomination to:

Office of the Dean
University of Kansas
School of Law
1535 W. 15th Street
Lawrence, KS 66045-7608

Contact Noelle Uhler, Director of External Relations, with any questions.

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