Congratulations to the Class of 2020 Faculty Awards Winners!
MONRAD PAULSEN AWARD
For a member of the faculty or administration or for an individual who has provided devoted service to the continued vitality of the ideals and purposes of legal education. In memory of Cardozo’s founding Dean.
Associate Dean for Library Services
Director of the Law Library
Professor of Legal Research
FELIX FRANKFURTER AWARD
For outstanding academic achievement, maturity, responsibility, diligence, and judgment.
Jaclyn Kleban, who is one of our strongest and hardest working students. Jaclyn has consistently earned the accolades of the faculty not only for outstanding academic performance, but also for outstanding work on the Law Review as symposium editor, and as a teaching assistant for two years in for Property TA. Jaclyn contributed in so many ways to so many aspects of life and work, both inside and outside of Cardozo during her time here, that it is difficult to list them all. Jaclyn exhibits the maturity, standards of excellence, and commitment that makes her very much deserving of this award.
SAMUEL BELKIN AWARD
For exceptional contributions to the continued growth and development of the law school.
Hallelujah Lewis-Flannory, who served as President of the Student Bar Association in 2019-20, and was a vital student member of the Educational Policy Committee as the school worked to implement policies amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Hallelujah worked hard to make sure the various student views were fairly represented, and showed tremendous courage and capacity during this difficult time.
LOUIS HENKIN AWARD
For an LL.M. student who demonstrated academic achievement and superior scholarship in the LL.M. program.
Giuseppe Aprile, who has achieved a stellar academic record.
PROFESSOR JOHN APPEL AWARD
For exemplary service to the student body.
Eugenia Fowlkes, who has been a pillar of the Immigration Justice Clinic and has proven to be a mature professional with strong legal research skills and a deep dedication to her clients, her team, excellent legal work, and the Cardozo community. On top of her work in the clinic, she was an editor-in-chief of the Moot Court Honor Society, where she spent substantial time representing Cardozo in moot court competitions throughout the country and mentoring other students in doing the same.
ANDREW S. ZUCKER AWARD
For academic excellence, commitment to the law school’s future success, and community activism and dedication to the legal profession. In memory of Andrew Steven Zucker, Class of 1999, a victim of the September 11th World Trade Center terrorist attacks.
Matthew Rametta, who has an outstanding academic record, and has been a research assistant, an Alexander Fellow, and has helped many fellow students to better understand their coursework. Matthew has proven himself an exemplary member of the community.
TELFORD TAYLOR AWARD
For outstanding achievement in the fields of constitutional law and human rights.
Yael Ben Tov
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN LAWYERS AWARD
For a student who has shown academic achievement, motivation, tenacity and drive, and shows promise to contribute to the advancement of women in society.
Krysta Hartley, who has been a vital force in the Kukin Program for Conflict Resolution and as the Editor-in-Chief of the ADR Competition Honor Society. Krysta's outstanding service to the Cardozo community included work as a teaching assistant for both Evidence and the Divorce Mediation Clinic.
Katharine O’Marra, who has proven to be a mature professional with strong legal research skills and a tireless passion for serving clients in the Immigration Justice Clinic.
JAMES LEWIS AWARD
Outstanding achievement in the field of tax.
STANLEY H. BECKERMAN PUBLIC INTEREST AWARD
For outstanding commitment to assisting less fortunate persons in need of legal assistance by virtue of excellent performance in a clinic, exceptional personal qualities, and career choice.
Austin Howard, for work in the Civil Rights Clinic.
Brandon Kronstat, for work in both the Innocence Project and Criminal Defense Clinics.
JONATHAN A. WEISS AWARD FOR PUBLIC INTEREST LAW
For commitment to public interest law during the student’s law school career.
Claire Mooney, who, in addition to clinical work, worked for Mobilization for Justice, the Legal Aid Society of NYC, and Sanctuary for Families.
Megan Tiley, for commitment to civil rights through two year-long clinics, and summers with public interest organizations.
THE ARCHIE A. GORFINKEL AWARD
For the most promising and accomplished graduates entering the field of criminal law.
JACOB BURNS ETHICS CENTER IN THE PRACTICE OF LAW AWARD
For the demonstrated commitment through scholarship, activity, and interest in advancing professionalism and access to justice.
STEVEN ERIC TANENBAUM LEADERSHIP AWARD
For exemplary service to the Cardozo Community.
Hannah Zelcer, for tireless efforts at helping the International Commercial Arbitration Moot Team, especially in response to changes imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
ALI-ABA Scholarship and Leadership Award
In recognition for being the graduates in this law school who best represent a combination of scholarship and leadership, the qualities embodied by the ALI-ABA parent organizations, the American Law Institute and the American Bar Association.
CARDOZO WRITING AWARD
Best Work Published in a Cardozo Journal.
Zachary Silver, for the note published in the Law Review titled, “Katz in the Cradle: The Second Justice Harlan and Reasonable Expectations of Privacy in Electronic Transactional Information.”
CARDOZO WRITING AWARD
For best written work for civil advocacy.
Jamie Robbins, who co-authored an amicus brief on the law of state responsibility for genocide to assist in a reparations case in Brazil for the Human Rights and Atrocity Prevention Clinic.
Nolan DeBrowner, who worked on an exemplary brief in opposition to a motion to dismiss in a clinic case involving the continued viability of the Bivens doctrine and the doctrine of personal involvement governing section 1983 and Bivens claims.
CARDOZO WRITING AWARD
For best written work for Criminal Justice.
for their memorandum outlining legal strategies to advocate for the release of incarcerated people who are vulnerable to harm from COVID-19.
CARDOZO WRITING AWARD
For written work not for publication in a journal.
Armand Zappa, who co-wrote an amicus brief on the law of state responsibility for genocide in a reparations case in Brazil for the Human Rights and Atrocity Prevention Clinic.
CHARLES BALLON WRITING AWARD
For the best written work published outside of the Cardozo Community
Ariel Cox, for the paper, “Serve & Protect, Honor & Respect: Restoring the Victims and Rebuilding Police and Community Ties After Racially Charged Civilian-Police Incidents,” which won honorable mention in the James Boskey ADR Writing Competition sponsored by the ABA Dispute Resolution Section.
JACOB BURNS MEDALS
Unusual achievement in a variety of law school academic/professional activities.
Sean Adessky, for commitment to international human rights and exceptional performance in the Human Rights and Atrocity Prevention Clinic.
Trisha Aggarwal, for work with the Alternative Dispute Resolution team and on behalf of the Heyman Center.
Anthony Carl, for work on the International, Comparative, and Public Ethics Law Review and as president of the Cardozo Law and Philosophy Society.
Tehilla Cohen, for service to the Moot Court Honor Society and as an Alexander Fellow to the Honorable Jack B. Weinstein.
Mariya Dekhtyar, for excellent work in the Securities Arbitration Clinic.
Simone Dvoskin, for service as president of both the Cardozo Entertainment Law Society and the Cardozo Fashion Law Society.
Robert Glenn, for academic achievement, service on the Benedict Morelli Mock Trial Team, and extraordinary research assistance to the faculty.
Lauren Kostman, for exceptional scholarly efforts as a member of the Cardozo Law Review.
Joseph Kral, for exceptional work in both the classroom and in the Criminal Defense Clinic.
Benjamin Leb, for exceptional work in constitutional law.
Jeffrey Myers, for exceptional work in tax.
Kara Nowakowski, for achievements in the Immigration Justice Clinic.
Michele Rozier, for service to the Cardozo Journal of Equal Rights and Social Justice.
Destinee Salomon, for service to the Civil Rights Clinic and extraordinary research assistance to the faculty.
Sophia Temis, for service to the Cardozo Journal of Equal Rights and Social Justice.
Bryan Wein, for service to the Bet Tzedek Legal Services Clinic.
Miriam Yeger, for exceptional work in tax.
JACOB BURNS MEDALS, Moot Court
Dylan Bolduc, for excellent stewardship of the Society as Editor-in-Chief.
Eugenia Fowlkes, for excellent stewardship of the Society as Editor-in-Chief.
for coaching and service to Moot Court.
JACOB BURNS MEDALS
Awarded for unusual achievements in a variety of law school academic and professional activities.
Editor in Chief of the Cardozo Law Review:
Editor in Chief of the Cardozo ADR Competition Honor Society:
Editor in Chief of the Cardozo Arts and Entertainment Journal:
Editor in Chief of the International, Comparative, and Public Ethics Law Review:
David S. Ostern
Editor in Chief of the Cardozo Journal of Equal Rights and Social Justice:
Editor in Chief of the Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution:
DISTINGUISHED PERFORMANCE IN THE LL.M. PROGRAM
For overall contributions to the academic and extracurricular life of the law school community.
Guanlan Shen, for academic achievement as well as serving as the LL.M. Senator to the SBA and contributing countless hours to the academic and extracurricular life of the Cardozo LL.M. community.
Mathilde Marie Eulalie, for academic achievement as well as support for classmates and future LL.M. candidates at Cardozo.
Dhawal Himanshu Gandhi, for academic achievement as well as contributions to the Cardozo LL.M. community.
CARDOZO SERVICE AND ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
For achievement and outstanding service to the law school.
Charity Gates, for leadership as secretary of the Black Law Students Association.
Skye Ye Yoon Cho, for passion and dedication in the Human Rights and Atrocity Prevention Clinic.
Cecilia Kim, for leadership as president of the Asian Pacific-American Law Student Association and as Cardozo’s student representative to the Asian American Bar Association of New York.
Joseph Kral, for excellent and conscientious work on behalf of his N.Y.C. Legal Aid Society clients in the Criminal Defense Clinic and commitment to public interest law.
Gabrielle Kraushaar, for leadership as president of Chabad Serving Cardozo, and contributions to Jewish life at Cardozo.
Gladys Mozo, for significant contributions to representing those least able to obtain representation or represent themselves, including recent work with the Immigration Justice Clinic.
Samantha Pastor, for outstanding contributions to the Securities Arbitration Clinic and as a mentor and guide to Heyman Center students.
Dominique Russo, for dedication and interest in the study and practice of criminal law.
Esther Shuchat, for service to the Jewish community at Cardozo
CORNELIUS W. WICKERSHAM AWARD
Awarded by the Federal Bar Council for the highest ranking student in the field of constitutional law
BEATRICE COHEN AWARD
For achievement in Jewish Studies
AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
For outstanding performance in the field of Intellectual Property
MIKE DOWNING MEMORIAL COACHING AWARD
Awarded to a Moot Court Honor Society Head Coach with sincere passion for and commitment to their MCHS team. In memory of the great head coach, Michael Downing, Class of 2013.
E. NATHANIEL GATES AWARD
For outstanding academic work or public advocacy that contributes to the achievement of equal justice under law.