Students Receive Legal Practice Excellence Awards

Twelve second-year law students recently were honored with Carmody MacDonald Legal Practice Excellence Awards for their outstanding performance in Legal Practice as first-year students.

The annual awards are conferred on one student in each Legal Practice section. Each recipient is recognized for consistently drafting high quality memoranda and briefs in his or her section, and for otherwise significantly contributing to the class as a first-year law student.

The 2010 recipients are: Ryan Sugden, Gregory  Boyle, Jennifer Freeman, Bonnie Keane, Menachem Winter, Phillip A. Cantwell, Kyle Lewis, Sabrina Jiwani, Joseph Hietpas, Allison Jones, Sarah Bryan, and Michael Trabon.

Members of the Carmody MacDonald law firm congratulate 2010 award recipients.


Dean Kent Syverud and law school alumna Kelley Farrell,  JD ’94, a principal at Carmody MacDonald in St. Louis, addressed the award recipients and stressed the importance of clear and persuasive writing in the practice of law. Syverud, Farrell, and Jo Ellen Lewis, professor of practice and director of the Legal Practice Program, presented the students with certificates at a ceremony in the Crowder Courtyard. Members of the Carmody MacDonald firm and Legal Practice faculty also joined in congratulating the award winners.