Formerly two separate events, the Camden Law Alumni Association now presents the Arthur E. Armitage, Sr. Distinguished Alumni Award and the Hon. Joseph M. Nardi, Jr. Distinguished Service Award at a combined celebration  each year.  Both awards are given to Camden Law graduates who have exemplified the highest standards of accomplishments and/or have demonstrated exceptional service to the law school and to the legal community.  We will also be awarding The Recent Graduate Award, to recognize our up-and-coming young professionals who already are making their mark on the legal community.

 

 Past Honorees

 

Arthur E. Armitage, Sr. Distinguished Alumni Award
The Arthur E. Armitage, Sr. Distinguished Alumni Award is entering its 30th year. The purpose of this award is to honor a School of Law–Camden graduate who has made significant contributions to his or her profession, whether or not it is the legal profession. Nominees should be highly regarded, active in civic or professional programs and be trusted with some responsible position. Past recipients include: William T. Cahill, Sr., '37, and James J. Florio, '67, former Governor's of New Jersey, George F. Kugler, Jr., '53, former Attorney General of New Jersey, Ellen M. Kirsh '75, former General Counsel to AOL, Kathryn Flicker '70, former Director of the NJ Division of Criminal Justice, Carl D. Poplar '67, noted civil and criminal trial attorney, and Amelia H. Boss '75, law professor and internationally acclaimed expert on electronic commerce. 

Honoree CLAW Year Awarded
Hon. Charles A. Rizzi 1939 1983
*Hon. William T. Cahill 1937 1984
*Benjamin Asbell 1930 1985
*Hon.W.(William) Thomas McGann 1936 1986
Hon. William J. Hughes 1958 1987
Hon. A. Donald Bigley 1953 1988
*Hon. Joseph M. Nardi 1956 1989
Hon. James J. Florio 1967 1990
*Thomas F. Connery, Jr. 1939 1991
Hon. Wayne R. Bryant 1972 1992
*Hon. Rudolph J. Rossetti 1960 1993
Hon. Joseph H. Rodriguez 1958 1994
*Prof. Esther F. Clark 1955 1995
*William Tomar 1939 1996
George F. Kugler, Jr. 1953 1997
Hon. Joshua W. Martin, III 1974 1998
Prof. Amelia H. Boss 1975 1999
Carl D. Poplar 1967 2000
Kathryn Flicker Rosenberg 1970 2001
Ellen M. Kirsh 1975 2002
Hon. Wendell F. Holland 1977 2003
Irvin E. Richter 1980 2004
Hon. Gregory M. Sleet 1976 2005
Terry S. Bienstock 1978 2006
Robin L. Wiessmann 1978 2007
Hon. Robert B. Kugler 1978 2008
Jonathan G. Granoff 1979 2009
Daniel J. Phelan 1980 2010
Jeanne M. Fox 1979 2011
Roger W. Clark 1978 2012
James R. Maida 1990 2013
Jay M. Gutierrez 1979 2014

 

 

Hon. Joseph M. Nardi, Jr. Distinguished Service Award
The School of Law–Camden Alumni Association's Distinguished Service Award was established in 2002 to recognize a law school graduate who had demonstrated an exceptional level of service to the law school and to the community at large.  It was renamed in 2004 in honor of the Hon. Joseph M. Nardi, Jr., a beloved alumnus and former mayor of the City of Camden.   

Honoree CLAW Year Awarded
Hon. Frank M. Lario, Jr.  1962 2003
Hon. Joel B. Rosen   1973 2004
*Hon. Robert W. Page 1960 2005
Hon. Francine I. Axelrad  1977 2006
James D. Hamilton, Jr., Esq.  1974 2007
Joel B. Korin. Esq.   1971 2008
Neil Wise, Esq. 1975 2009
Louis S. Rulli, Esq. 1974 2010
Michael A. Bogdonoff, Esq. 1983 2011
Charles G. Resnick, Esq. 1977 2012
Hon. Judith H. Wizmur 1974 2013
Joanne M. Ventura, Esq. 1978 2014

 

Recent Graduate Award

The Recent Graduate Award, now in its fourth year, was established to recognize our up-and-coming young professionals who already are making their mark on the legal community.

Honoree CLAW Year Awarded
Margaret Niebler, Esq. 2005 2011
Lloyd Freeman, Esq. 2007 2012
Tara M. Pellicori, Esq. 2008 2013
Aneesh A. Mehta, Esq. 2007 2014