Purpose and Philosophy
The Columbus School of Law will recognize and honor its distinguished alumni. The purpose of the annual alumni leadership award is to recognize outstanding alumni for their individual achievements, contributions to their industries or professions, service to their community, and demonstrated loyalty to Columbus School of Law.
A graduate of the Columbus School of Law and celebrating a Reunion Year.
The Awards Committee selects the Award recipients from among the nominations that it receives. The selection of Award recipients is subject to the approval of the Awards Committee, the Dean of the Law School, and to such University approvals, if any, as may be necessary.
The Columbus School of Law Alumni Awards are intended to honor service in any one or more of the following areas
- The Distinguished Public Service Award is created to honor an alumnus/alumna who has performed outstanding public service throughout his/her career.
- The Distinguished Recent Alumni Award goes to honor an alumnus/alumna who has graduated within the past fifteen, ten, and five years. This alumnus/alumna has shown dedication and commitment to the betterment of the legal profession, reflecting qualities of intellect, integrity, leadership, and responsibility that the Columbus School of Law fosters.
- The Columbus School of Law Distinguished Alumni Award honors an alumnus/alumna who has led an extraordinary career since their law school graduation and showed dedication and commitment to the betterment of their legal profession and reflects the importance of a Columbus Law School education. This alumnus/alumna is loyal to the Columbus School of Law with their alumni involvement and philanthropic support.
- The William Callyhan Robinson Alumni Award was established by Columbus School of Law to honor an alumnus/alumna who has graduated 40 years ago or more and who has led an extraordinary career since their law school graduation. This alumnus/alumna is a person of such integrity and stature that the Columbus School of Law will take pride in bestowing this recognition.
The Columbus School of Law Awards Committee comprises up to five individuals appointed by the Law School Dean and includes the Dean.