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Students Honored at Student Recognition Reception

April 2, 2018

Toledo Law students were recognized for leadership and excellence at the Student Recognition Reception on Friday, March 23, 2018. Award categories and recipients are listed below. 

Order of the Barristers Awards

The Order of the Barristers is a national honorary organization whose purpose is the encouragement or oral advocacy and brief writing skills through effective law school appellate moot court and mock trial programs. The Order of the Barristers is designed to honor third-year students who have demonstrated outstanding ability in the presentation of trial or appellate argument and to those who have excelled in administration and support of moot court and mock trial programs.

  • Victor Aberdeen
  • Alex Bayoneto
  • Adam Borgman
  • Patrick Charest
  • Lauren Daley
  • Mitch Guc
  • Nancy Magginis
  • Lauren Pozna
  • Nathan Vandenberghe 

CourtCall Awards

CourtCall awards are presented to two third-year law students who demonstrate skill in moot court, mock trial, or trial advocacy programs. Award recipients are selected by faculty advisors. Criteria include quality of performance at team competitions, level of engagement in preparation for competition, and demonstrated dedication to and investment in the team.

  • Alex Bayoneto (Moot Court): Alex was a two-time competitor on the Labor & Employment Law team, one time advancing to the octo-finals and another time advancing to the quarterfinals. He and his teammate Steve Steel earned the Best Respondent’s Brief award at the 2017 competition. Alex also served as one of the Fornoff Coordinators this past year. He has been an integral part of the Moot Court program over these past two years.
  • Lauren Daley (Trial Advocacy): Lauren received the award due to her excellent work in the Ohio Attorney General's Mock Trial competition. Lauren was a co-captain of the team, serving as an outstanding leader. She thought quickly on her feet, performing a masterful cross-examination.

Public Service Commendations

Public Service Commendations are awarded to students each semester in which they perform 30 or more documented hours of unpaid, law-related, public service work. Since the commendation program began in 2007, Toledo Law students have recorded over 23,000 volunteer hours. This year, students volunteered in a variety of locations including children’s services agencies, legal aid organizations, prosecutors’ offices, and courts. Additionally, five of the recipients participated in an Alternative Spring Break in Memphis, Tennessee with students from other law schools. Through the Alternative Spring Break program, students assisted low-income clients in the Memphis area and received additional training in areas like family law, veterans law, and criminal law.

  • McKenna Adams
  • Ariel Berger
  • Brandy Brown
  • Christine Caryer
  • Emina Causevic
  • Raina Dawson
  • James Dick
  • Kristie Gaedecke
  • Christian Glanton
  • Jacob Hamilton
  • Genavieve Hilgenbrink
  • Meghan Holtz
  • Alexis Hotz
  • Matthew Janack
  • John Lischak
  • Madeline Parker
  • Kathryn Sarver
  • Gabrielle Schramm
  • Kirsten Soper
  • Benjamin Syroka
  • Jessica Worley

Clinic Awards

The Patrick Burns Memorial Outstanding Clinician Award is given annually to a student (or students) who have excelled in one of the live-client clinics at The University of Toledo College of Law. Awardees are chosen for going above and beyond in clinical work that benefits clients or communities in need. This might include outstanding advocacy, effective law reform work, and creative problem-solving.

  • Christine Caryer
  • Mitch Guc

SBA Student Involvement Awards

The Student Bar Association (SBA) Student Involvement Awards are given to 2L and 3L members who show dedication to advancing the organization both inside the College of Law and in the legal community. This year’s recipients were chosen due to planning numerous pro bono events and social activities, involvement in various organization on campus, and leadership roles with SBA. This year’s recipients include 2017-2018 SBA President, Adam Borgman; as well as two second-time winners, Adrienne Larbus and Lauren Pozna.

  • Adam Borgman
  • Kaileigh Gibbs
  • Adrienne Larbus
  • Lauren Pozna
  • Ben Syroka
  • Jessica Worley
Last Updated: 4/2/18