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2023 Gould awards honor students, faculty, staff
USC Gould School of Law

Thursday, April 13, 2023

Each year, the USC Gould School of Law academic programs and the Student Bar Association bestow distinguished awards to students and faculty for their exceptional abilities both in and out of the classroom. Congratulations to all of our 2023 honorees.

2023 William A. Rutter Distinguished Teaching Award

Class of 2023 JD Awards

Edward & Eleanor Shattuck Awards
  • Lauren Au
  • Sophia Dominguez-Heithoff
  • Karem Jarada
  • Jacob Mindel
  • Shawn Kim
  • Samantha Shadrow
Dean Dorothy Nelson Commemorative Prize
  • Addison Morris
C. David Molina First Generation Professionals Program: Student of the Year
  • Vanasis Ohanian
Mason C. Brown Award
  • Rohan Garg
Miller-Johnson Equal Justice Prize
  • Kailani Humeston
Inclusion and Belonging Award
  • Leilani Stacy

Class of 2023 Graduate & International Program Awards

  • Nwaf Alghamdi
  • Priyajit Thind

2022-23 Student Bar Association Awards

SBA Faculty Member of the Year
SBA Adjunct Professor of the Year
  • Christina Tarr
SBA Staff Member of the Year
  • Veronica Key

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