2012 Recipients of Honors, Prizes & Awards
SUMMA CUM LAUDE
|Don Y. Shiman*|
|Joseph Christopher Sipley*|
|Jonathan Lee Wilberscheid*|
MAGNA CUM LAUDE
|John Casimir Burzynski*||Zachary Nathan Klein*|
|Shane Thomas Calendar*||Jonathan T. Kwok*|
|Andrew Gimigliano*||Bryan John Schnedeker*|
|Kathy-Jo Brown Hayden*||Cara J. Soffer*|
|Jack Chi Hwang*||Hillel D. Weiss*|
|Steven Augustine Andreacchi||Robert E. Mulligan, Jr.|
|Jessica N. Baker||Derek William Orth|
|Elizabeth Ann Cervenak||Timothy A. Pedergnana|
|Kelly Elizabeth Cruze||Sean M. Peppard|
|Ione Kristy Curva*||Erin K. Phalon|
|Timothy C. D’Arduini*||Amy Prisco Quinn*|
|Alexander Fishbane||Kavita Ragavan|
|Jeremy Jacob Friedman||Danielle Alyson Rubin|
|Michelle A. Han||Jordan Samuel Rubin|
|Mark Shaw Heinzelmann*||Sophia Schepitsky|
|Robert Edwin Hylas*||Brandon Todd Schurter|
|Yonggang Ji||Jessica Leigh Selecky*|
|Martin Richard Kafafian||Susan Carol Sharpe|
|Robert Joseph Klecha*||Deepak Gerard Suresh|
|Andrew Matthew Kuntz*||John Michael Viera|
|Jason LaMarca||Philip Southgate Voss|
|Ronald Joseph Mangiacapra||Jeremy Lincoln Zacker*|
|Christopher M. Martin*|
|*Elected to the Order of the Coif|
|PRIZE AND AWARD RECIPIENTS|
|Mark Shaw Heinzelmann||Justice Henry E. Ackerson, Jr. Prize|
This prize is awarded to the student who has most distinguished himself or herself in the area of legal skills.
|Priya Patel||ABA/BNA AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE – HEALTH LAW|
This award is given to honor superior academic performance in the area of health law.
|Jonathan T. Kwok||ABA/BNA AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE – INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW|
This award is given to the student demonstrating the highest academic achievement in the area of intellectual property law.
|Robert E. Mulligan, Jr.||ABA/BNA AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE – LABOR & EMPLOYMENT LAW|
This award will be presented to the student with the highest academic achievement in the fields of labor and employment law.
|Guillermo Carlo Artiles||ALI-ABA SCHOLARSHIP & LEADERSHIP AWARD|
This prize is awarded to the graduate who best represents a combination of scholarship and leadership, the qualities embodied by the ALI-ABA parent organizations, the American Law Institute and the American Bar Association.
|Timothy C. D’Arduini
|ALUMNI SENIOR PRIZE|
This prize is awarded to the graduating senior exhibiting the greatest achievement during his or her entire law school career, and who has the greatest promise as a future member of the legal profession.
|Shera E. Knight||THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF MATRIMONIAL LAWYERS AWARD|
This award is sponsored by the New Jersey Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and is given to the student who has shown the most aptitude in Family Law.
|Jonathan Lee Wilberscheid||THE AMERICAN BANKRUPTCY INSTITUTE MEDAL OF EXCELLENCE|
This prize is awarded to the student who most excelled in the area of bankruptcy studies.
|Christopher M. Martin||THE FRANK AND MARILYN ASKIN AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN CLINICAL STUDIES|
This prize is awarded by the law school clinical faculty to the student who, over the course of their legal education, has demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to the clients of the Rutgers Law School Clinics and to the principles and values of clinical legal education.
|Katharine Fletcher||THE ALLAN AXELROD PRIZE|
This prize was established to recognize the immense commitment by Professor Axelrod to Rutgers Law School, and is given to the student with the best grades in Commercial Law.
|Isabel Deway Chou||THE CLINICAL LEGAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION (CLEA) AWARD|
This prize is awarded for excellence in clinical fieldwork based on the high quality of representation provided to clients and for exceptionally thoughtful, self-reflective participation in an accompanying clinical seminar.
|Zhiqiang Liu||THE ANTHONY ENGELBRECHT PRIZE|
This prize is awarded annually to the graduating student who attains the highest average in his or her final year.
|Shane Thomas Calendar||MORRIS GANN PRIZE IN EVIDENCE|
This prize is given to the member of the graduating class having the best grade in Evidence.
|Timothy R. Oberleiton||LEONARD GARTH ADVOCACY AWARD|
This award is given to the student who has shown the most promise as an appellate advocate.
|Adrienne Victoria Hawkins
Brian Patrick Matthews
|MYRON HARKAVY PRIZE|
This prize is awarded to the member of the senior class showing the most promise as a trial lawyer.
|Bryan John Schnedeker||CHIEF JUSTICE RICHARD J. HUGHES PRIZE|
This prize is awarded to the graduating student who has achieved the best record in the New Jersey Practice course.
|Jeffrey Y. Chang||ELI JARMEL MEMORIAL PRIZE|
This prize is awarded to the student who demonstrated the greatest interest and proficiency in public interest law.
|Zhiqiang Liu||THE PHILIP KRAVITZ MEMORIAL PRIZE|
This prize is awarded to the part-time student with the highest academic average.
|Joseph Christopher Sipley||A. HARRY MOORE PRIZE|
This prize is awarded to the student with the highest grades for his or her entire three years.
|Michelle A. Han||G. A. MOORE, JR., PRIZE|
This prize is awarded to the student who has done distinguished work in the field of equal employment opportunity law. It was donated by Mr. Moore, a participant in a symposium held in 1975 at the law school to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Civil Rights Act.
|Laura A. Marchini||NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN LAWYERS AWARD|
This prize is given to the student showing the greatest commitment to women’s issues.
|Joslyn Sanders||NEW JERSEY BAR FOUNDATION STREET LAW PRIZE|
This prize is awarded to the student who has demonstrated the greatest interest in the success of the Street Law Program.
|Ione Kristy Curva||CAROL RUSS MEMORIAL PRIZE|
This prize is awarded to the student who has best demonstrated a commitment to and a record of distinction in promoting women’s rights through the law
|Harry Stephen Jackson III
Ronald Joseph Mangiacapra
Jordan Samuel Rubin
Don Y. Shiman
Philip Southgate Voss
|RUTGERS OUTSTANDING SCHOLASTIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARD|
This prize is awarded to the students selected for overall scholarly achievement in four areas of law, and for outstanding scholarly publication.
|Jordan Samuel Rubin
Stephanie A. Sgambati
|NATHAN N. SCHILDKRAUT AWARD|
This prize is awarded to the student who most excels in appellate advocacy.
|Timothy A. Pedergnana||H. THEODORE SORG PROPERTY PRIZE|
This prize is awarded to the student with the highest average in Property.
|Joseph Christopher Sipley||SAUL TISCHLER MEMORIAL PRIZE|
This prize is presented to the student with the highest average over the entire three years in law school.
|Brandon Todd Schurter||MIRON M. WALLEY MEMORIAL PRIZE|
This award is given to a graduating student who has excelled in course work in the area of Real Estate transactions
|Erin K. Phalon||KENNETH G. WOLFSON LAND USE PRIZE|
This prize is awarded to the graduating student showing the greatest interest and scholarship in the field of land use law.
|John Casimir Burzynski
Erin K. Phalon
|JUDGE J. SKELLY WRIGHT PRIZE|
This prize is awarded to the student who has done most for civil rights, civil liberties, and human affairs.
|PRO BONO AWARD RECIPIENTS|
|David Acosta||Suzanne Jennifer Hoyes||Timothy A. Pedergnana|
|Stephanie Rochelle Bernstein||Ralph Humphrey||Erin K. Phalon|
|Michael James Bittoni||Nicole A. Hunter||Hien T. Pham|
|Michelle Ciatta Browne||Robert Edwin Hylas||Tracy L. Pho|
|Innis Brandon Buggs||Nicole Lynn Johnson||Adriane Elizabeth Price|
|John Casimir Burzynski||Jennifer Kay Judd||Shameeka E. Quallo|
|Devon H.M. Caldwell||Dorothy J. Kenney||Kavita Ragavan|
|Eric Lin Chen||Eugene Kirman||Nkosi Remy|
|Isabel Deway Chou||Shera E. Knight||Keith Patrick Ronan|
|Chase Joseph Craig||Andrew Matthew Kuntz||Jordan Samuel Rubin|
|Kelly Elizabeth Cruze||Karina Levitan||Joslyn Sanders|
|Amanda Mariel Curley||Igor B. Litvak||Sophia Schepitsky|
|Ione Kristy Curva||Matthew Blake Lun||Daniel A. Schilowitz|
|Timothy C. D’Arduini||Anthony Randolph Mapp||Jaime Michele Segal|
|Elizabeth Ann Davies||Laura A. Marchini||Suzanne Kay Seliskar|
|Nicole D. Finnie||Awinna Martinez||Susan Carol Sharpe|
|Daniella Fischetti||Danielle P. Mastropiero||Devoia Nicole Stewart|
|Taryn Elizabeth Fucci||Samantha J. Mendenhall||Anna C. Sweeney|
|Thomas Alfred Gallo||Ivan J. Mendizabal||Brian J. Yarzab|
|Rakan Fuad Ghubej||Kate Marie Murray||Aihong You|
|Adrienne Victoria Hawkins||Sainabou M. Musa||Jeremy Lincoln Zacker|
|Cathy Ho||Kathy Iliana Oviedo||Boris Zaydel|
|Benjamin J. Hochberg||Nayan Surendra Panchal|