William and Mary Law School

Bozman '12 Receives William & Mary's Thatcher Prize

  • Thatcher Prize
    Thatcher Prize
    W&M President Taylor Reveley, at right, presented the 2012 Thatcher Prize to Jeffrey Bozman, JD '12, during the university's commencement ceremony.
    Photo by Stephen Salpukas

The Thatcher Prize, awarded to Jeffrey Bozman '12 during the College of William & Mary's commencement ceremony on May 13, was created in honor of the College's 21st Chancellor, Margaret the Lady Thatcher. It is awarded annually in recognition of outstanding accomplishment in graduate or professional school study. Selection is made based on scholarship, leadership, service and character.

Even before he began his studies at William & Mary Law School, Bozman was recognized as a person of outstanding quality and promise. He recently completed four years of service as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps, including a tour in Iraq, and he volunteered with the Law School's Veterans' Benefits Clinic during the summer prior to his matriculation.

The Dean of the Law School described Bozman as "an extraordinary leader - smart, humble, easy with praise for his peers, responsible." His fellow students, too, held Bozman in high regard, as evidenced by his election to the highly prestigious role of Editor-in-Chief of the William and Mary Law Review