Awards Given by Student Organizations

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Bar & Gavel

The Roger Sorino Award is dedicated to the memory of Roger Sorino, a highly involved UM Law student who died suddenly in 1951. This award is given to a graduating law student who best exemplifies leadership, dedication to the school, and service to the community. Nominees do not have to be members of Bar & Gavel, but they must be graduating in May. The award is presented at the Barristers' Ball.

Moot Court Awards

Negotiation (monetary prize funded by Duane Morris):

  • Winning Team
  • Finalist Team

Mock Trial (monetary prize funded by Duane Morris):

  • Winning Team
  • Finalist Team
  • Best Oral Advocate

C. Clyde Atkins Fall Advanced Moot Court Competition (monetary prize funded by C. Clyde Atkins Endowment)

  • Winning Team
  • Finalist Team
  • Best Brief- plaque (no monetary award)
  • Best Oral Advocate- plaque (no monetary award)
  • Kurt Murmar Award (given to the most sportsman like competitor from Endowment)

John T. Gaubatz 1L Competition

  • 10 Winners: (monetary prize funded by Duane Morris)
  • Humberto J. Pena Best Oral Advocate

Interschool Competitions

  • Teams that advance to the final rounds receive plaques
  • Teams/individuals that win best brief or best oral advocate awards receive plaques

Most Dedicated Moot Court Board Members

  • 3L – Winner recognized with a plaque
  • 2L – Winner recognized with a plaque

Miami Law Review

The Miami Law Review gives 2 annual awards to candidates:

The Soia Mentschikoff Award for Excellence in Scholarly Writing is awarded to the candidate who writes the best student article or casenote.

The Daniel B. Gaubatz Memorial Award is awarded to the candidate who shows humor, concern for others, and dedication to the Review. Both awards are handed out at our annual banquet in the Spring.

The Inter-American Law Review

The Lilian R. Levy Award is awarded in recognition of members of the Inter-American Law Review (IALR) who have demonstrated both outstanding achievement in legal research and writing and extraordinary dedication to the improvement of the publication.

Most Outstanding Articles and Comments Editor Award is given in recognition of an Articles and Comments Editor who puts forth outstanding effort and time, beyond the already demanding editorial schedule, to make a lasting and meaningful contribution to the IALR.

The Most Outstanding Third Year Member Award is in appreciation of the Third Year Member of the IALR who exhibits an extraordinary commitment to enhancing the quality of the IALR. This award recognizes the member who, in addition to completing all required tasks and assignments in an exemplary manner, has been reliable and dependable, and has made a noticeable contribution to the IALR.

The Grey Quill Awards are given in recognition of members of the IALR who demonstrate outstanding student writing.