1/17/2006

Call for Nominations

2006 Alumni Recognition Awards

The Law School Alumni Association Board of Directors is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the 2006 Alumni Recognition Awards. The Association currently has three alumni recognition awards:

The Service Recognition Award was created in 1973 by the Alumni Association Board of Trustees as a means of recognizing alumni for contributing actively toward the welfare of the Law School and its students for some length of time or in some significant manner.

The Distinguished Alumnus Award is presented each year at the Alumni Association's annual banquet. The basic criteria for this Award are a record of civic, professional, and community service.

The Henry M. Jackson Distinguished Alumni Public Service Award was created 1997 to honor those alumni who have shown evidence of stature or significant advancement in the area of Public Service over a period of years since graduation from the UW School of Law and those graduates who have demonstrated a continuity of interest in some form toward the University of Washington School of Law.

The deadline has been extended and nominations are now being accepted until January 20, 2006.

2006 Sharon Nelson Leadership Award

The Shidler Center for Law, Commerce & Technology is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the annual Sharon Nelson Leadership Award. The award was established in 2003 to honor prominent University of Washington School of Law alumni who have made significant contributions in the areas of law and technology. An accomplished attorney, Sharon Nelson was the inaugural director of the Shidler Center, and the former head of the Washington State Utilities and Transportation Commission.

The Sharon Nelson Leadership Award recognizes individuals who have emerged as leaders in fields involving law, commerce and technology. The work of the Nelson Award recipient should have national or international impact, transform his or her chosen field and contribute to the common good. The award is honorary and does not come with a stipend or honorarium.

Nominations are now being accepted until February 1, 2006.