The Syracuse Law Honors are awards presented on behalf of the Syracuse University Law Alumni Association (SULAA) and the College of Law to celebrate the distinguished achievements in any field of endeavor by living members of the Syracuse Law family–alumni, current and former faculty and staff, students, parents, and friends–for service to the College of Law, the legal profession, Syracuse University, or the world at large.
Congratulations to Our 2022 Recipients:
- Professor Arlene Kanter
- Benita Miller L’96
- Hon. Norman Mordue L’71
- Lisa Peebles L’92
- Emil Rossi L’72
- Deborah Stanley L’77
Alumni of Color Awards
BLSA William Herbert Johnson Legacy Award
The BLSA William Herbert Johnson Legacy Award is named in honor of Mr. William Herbert Johnson, the first African American graduate of the College of Law. The award is granted to an outstanding individual or organization who in the course of their career or endeavors has been a trailblazer and achieved excellence in the areas of legal service, legal education, and/or social justice. Recipients have made extraordinary contributions to the legal profession, legal education, the legal system, or social justice through activism, leadership in diversity and equality, support, and mentorship to colleagues, students, and members of the community.
- 2022 Recipient: Tonastacia (Staci) Dennis-Taylor L’14
José Bahamonde-Gonzalez L’92 Legacy Award (formerly the LALSA Legacy Award)
The José Bahamonde-Gonzalez L’92 Legacy Award (formerly the LALSA Legacy Award) recognizes Syracuse University College of Law alumni and alumnae who have made significant contributions to the community and have achieved, through their professional career, excellence, and recognition in their fields. This award also celebrates and recognizes the dedicated efforts that members of the Latin American community and other members from these countries of origin have made in overcoming the underrepresentation of Latinas/os/x in the legal field. Their hard work serves as inspiration to the College of Law’s new students, staff, and faculty to continue educating and working towards excellence as well as recognizing their continued work with current and future lawyers.
- 2022 Recipient: Scott A. de la Vega L’94
Asian Pacific Islander Legacy of Excellence Award
The API Legacy of Excellence Award recognizes Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander alumni of the College of Law who have 1) demonstrated service to the API community or valuable representation of the API community; 2) achieved distinguished accomplishment in their chosen field; and 3) empowered and inspired the API community through their mentorship or work they do. This award is co-sponsored by the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association, Korean Law Students Association, and South Asian Law Students Association.
- 2022 Recipient: Tanuja Dehne L’98