The William & Mary Law School Alumni Association has announced that it will honor the contributions of William & Mary President Taylor Reveley with the creation of an award to be given annually to a recent graduate of the Law School, whose career has demonstrated outstanding commitment to public service. The first recipient of the award will be announced at the Law School's graduation in May.
Law School Alumni Association President Kevin M. O'Neill ' 99 said the award recognizes Reveley's efforts to promote the concept of the "citizen lawyer," an attorney who uses his or her education to make a broad and lasting impact on a local, national, or international level. Reveley served as dean of the Law School from 1998 to 2008 and is the John Stewart Bryan Professor of Jurisprudence.
"Taylor Reveley had a profound impact on the Law School in his time as dean and one of his most lasting contributions was his emphasis on using your legal education to serve the needs of others," said O'Neill. "The Association wanted to create an award in Taylor's honor to recognize his many contributions as a citizen lawyer. Each year, the award will celebrate a recent graduate who has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to serving others in the first ten years of his or her career."
The Law School Association is currently seeking nominations for the inaugural award. If you wish to nominate a recent graduate of the Law School, please send a letter by March 25 summarizing the nominee's contributions to Kathy Pond, Director of Alumni Affairs at [[w|ktpond]].
This is the second award created by the Law School Association to recognize public service. The first, the Citizen-Lawyer Award, is also given annually at graduation and recognizes a graduate or friend of the Law School who has demonstrated a lifetime commitment to citizenship and leadership.