Professor Anthony Morella Professionalism Award

Professor Emeritus Anthony Morella, the Advocacy Program's founder and former director, exhibited the utmost level of professionalism and ethics during his lengthy and influential career at American University Washington College of Law. The Advocacy Program created this endowed graduation award in 2019 to honor Professor Emeritus Morella and students who exhibit equal professionalism and ethics in advocacy.

Students are nominated by Advocacy Program adjunct faculty members and chosen by a selection committee to receive this prestigious honor based on the commitment to the Advocacy Program, involvement in the community, dedication to mentoring others, and overall professionalism while a student at WCL.

Current Awardees

2023 | Paul Thornton

previous Awardees

2022 | Ben Reyes

2021 | Michael Fente

2020 | Catherine Perrone & Erin Steiger

2019 | Madelyn Abry Kopanny & Brittany Donnellan