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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, complete the respective nomination form, write an individual letter of recommendation as an attachment, and send all materials to or mail to:

UC Davis School of Law
Attn: Office of Alumni Relations
400 Mrak Hall Drive
Davis, CA 95616

Awards Timeline

2020 Key Dates

May 29, 2019: Call for nominations sent to all alumni

August 30, 2019: Deadline for nominations

October 11, 2019: Committee makes recommendations & board approves

January 10, 2020:  Recipients publicly announced

March 12, 2020: Awards presented at “Celebrating King Hall” event