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On Class Day, we recognize members of the HLS community who have made outstanding contributions during their time at the school. As part of the selection process, you may nominate multiple students for the various awards listed below. Please note that the deadline for submission is Friday, April 5 before 5:00 p.m. Awards will be presented to students on Wednesday, May 29 during the Class Day Ceremony. If you have any questions please feel free to contact the Dean of Students Office.

Below is a list of descriptions of awards for students.

  • The Dean’s Awards for Community Leadership recognize a number of graduating students who contribute time and energy to making the HLS community a better place through involvement in student organizations, community service groups and individual efforts.
  • The Frank Righeimer Jr. Student Prize for Citizenship is awarded annually to one graduating student to recognize exceptional citizenship within the Law School community through involvement in student organizations, community service groups and individual efforts.
  • The William J. Stuntz Award, recognizing the graduating student who, in their time at Harvard Law School, has demonstrated an exemplary commitment to justice, respect for human dignity, and compassion.
  • The David Westfall Memorial Award for Student Citizenship is awarded annually to one graduating student for contributions to creating community within the first-year section and class.

Nominate a student today!

Thank you,
Dean of Students Office