Legends & Leaders 2022
Important Announcement Regarding Our Formerly Scheduled Event on April 8th 2022
WCL has traditionally celebrated our scholarship recipients and donors at our annual Legends & Leaders event. However, in our effort to give broader recognition to our students and donors at an institutional level, the WCL community of scholars and donors was folded into American University’s scholarship celebration luncheon on March 30th. As a result, we will not be hosting an event on April 8th at our Tenley Campus to celebrate our scholars and donors.
However, Legends & Leaders has also been used as an opportunity to celebrate our Alumni Award recipients. This year, our Alumni Awards reception will take place during Reunion Weekend – scheduled for June 23-25th.
As a reminder, we will be recognizing alumni in the following categories:
- Lifetime Philanthropy Award
The Lifetime Philanthropy Award is presented to an alumnus/alumna for his or her generous and meaningful financial support to WCL.
- Distinguished Alumni Award
Awarded to an alumnus/alumna for exceptional accomplishment and leadership in the nominee’s professional field, which brings distinction to themselves and honor to the law school. The contribution(s) need not be publicly renowned but should represent important creative effort or accomplishment with societal or educational impact and value.
- Outstanding Graduate of the Last Decade Award (GOLD Award)
Awarded to an alumnus/alumna who has graduated within the last 10 years for exceptional professional accomplishment and/or volunteer service to the WCL community, American university, or any alumni organization.
More news on this year’s Alumni Awards winners will be announced soon!
Alumni Awards 2021
Ambassador Robert Frank Pence ’71 with
the Lifetime Philanthropy Award
Representative Stacey E. Plaskett ’94 with
the Distinguished Alumni Award
’12 with the Outstanding Graduate of the Last Decade (GOLD)
Professor of Practice of Law Nancy Abramowitz, director of the Janet R. Spragens Federal Tax Clinic
Professor of Law Susan Bennett, director of the Community and Economic Development Law Clinic
Professor of Law Barlow Burke, John S. Myers and Alvina Reckman Myers Scholar
Associate Law Librarian Sima Mirkin, Metadata/Digital Resources Librarian