About the Awards

UCD School of Law and the Law School Alumni Association Board of Directors present two awards annually to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of our alumni. The Rising Star Alumna/us Award recognizes early achievements of young alumni who have graduated in the past 15 years. Whereas the Distinguished Alumna/us Award emphasizes the lifetime achievements of alumni.

How to Nominate

Individuals wishing to nominate an alumna/us for consideration should read about the distinct awards in the links to the left.

A complete submission includes:

  • the respective nomination form
  • an individual letter of recommendation

Send all materials to or by mail to: 

UC Davis School of Law
400 Mrak Hall Drive
Davis, CA 95616-5201
Attn: Casey Becker

Awards Timeline

2022 Key Dates

June 4, 2021: Call for nominations sent to all alumni

September 3, 2021: Deadline for nominations

October 2021: Committee makes recommendations & board approves

February 2022:  Recipients publicly announced

March 2022: Awards presented at “Celebrating King Hall” event