2023 Graduation Awards
Recognition for service to our Journals.
Luca Provenzano, Law Review
Eve Litvak, Legislative Journal
For dedication and service to the Interscholastic Moot Court Programs.
Samantha Jerabek and Michael Oros
For excellence in oral advocacy on the Interscholastic Moot Court Board.
Samantha Jerabek and Michael Oros
For most improved oral advocate on Interscholastic Moot Court Board.
For their amazing work and dedication in conceiving and writing the Gressman Competition legal problem and in planning and organizing the intra-scholastic Gressmen Moot Court Competition.
For serving as a peer leader of the Appellate Advocacy Moot Court board and for their amazing substantive and administrative work running the Appellate Advocacy program.
For their service and dedication to the Mock Trial Board.
John Coyle and Kathryn Zangari
For Best Oral Advocate on the Mock Trial Board.
For most improved Oral Advocate on the Mock Trial Board.
Marissa L. Groenendaali
Mary Franzese Humanitarian Achievement, given to the student who has demonstrated Public Leadership, Community Service, Integrity
and Vision throughout his or her law school career.
Outstanding Advocate, the Center for Social Justice faculty recognize the following student who made the
Most Significant Contribution to the clinical programs overall.
Recognition for their outstanding performance with individual clinics within the Center for Social Justice.
Emily Ascherl and Micaela Itona, Civil Litigation & Practice
Erin Edly, Family Law
Michael Antzoulis, Impact Litigation
Maximilian Cali and Alexandra Marek, Immigrants' Rights & International Human Rights
Samantha Jerabek, Equal Justice
Meghan Currie and Nia Kyritsis, Health Justice
Jacqueline McDonald and Michael Oros, Clinical Legal Education Association, Outstanding Clinical Team.
West Academic Prize for Excellence in the Commercial Law Survey Course, presented each year by West Academic Publishing to the graduating student who received
the highest grade in the Commercial Law Survey course.
Awards of Excellence honor superior academic performance in the following fields:
Jessica Hajdukiewicz, Manuel Ruiz and Paul Samuel, Labor & Employment Law
Marque Staneluis, Suleica Randall and Eliyahu Prero, Law & Technology
Caryn Marshall, Jonathan Ross and Jeff Taylor, Health Law
Advanced Legal Writing Award, was established by the Faculty to recognize the graduating student who submitted
the best paper for Advanced Legal Writing.
Estefania Pugliese-Saville, for their paper, As Real Estate Booms, So Does Appraisal Discrimination and supervised by Professor Solangel Maldonado
Best Published Law Journal Comment by a Graduating Student.
“No Place to Go: How Chronic Nuisance Ordinances Violate the First Amendment,” written by Erin Cassidy, and supervised by Heather Payne
Msgr. Thomas M. Reardon for Most Improved Over Law School Career, Established in honor of Monsignor Thomas Reardon, who was the first Regent of Seton
Hall University School of Law. The award is given to the student who has shown the
most improvement over his or her law school career.
Adeline Lillian Carmella Memorial Award, Honors a life filled with compassion, welcome, and peace-making. The student chosen
would have exhibited these personal qualities toward his or her colleagues within
the Seton Hall community, making the experience of law school more life-affirming.
Marc R. Poirier Trailblazer Award, named to honor the extraordinary legacy and leadership of esteemed SHLS Professor
Marc Poirier. The award is presented to a graduating student whose pioneering spirt
and courageous example has blazed a trail for others.
The Seton Hall Law School Dean’s Award, Established by Dean Kathleen Boozang, The Seton Hall Law School Dean’s Award is given
to the student who epitomizes the Seton Hall Law values of Integrity, Loyalty and
Engagement during their tenure at Seton Hall Law School.
Women's Leadership Award, Presented to the outstanding law student in the graduating class who demonstrated
academic achievement, exhibited motivation, tenacity and enthusiasm; contributed to
the advancement of women in society; promoted issues and concerns of women in the
legal profession; and earned the respect of the Dean and Law Faculty.
Master of Legal Studies Award, Established by the Center for Health and Pharmaceutical Law and the Gibbons Institute
of Law, Science & Technology to recognize outstanding academic performance by a graduating
student in the M.L.S. program.
Seton Hall Law School has the distinction of being a member of the Order of the Coif. Coif is a prestigious honorary society that encourages excellence in legal education
by fostering a spirit of careful study. It recognizes those who, as law students,
attained the highest grade of scholarship. All graduates who are ranked in the top
ten percent of the entire graduating class will be inducted into the Order of the Coif.
Carmen Abrazado, Michael Antzoulis, Emily Ascherl, Zachary Cimring, Lauren Crane, Kaéla Edwards, Logan Hinderliter, Kelly Hogan, William Johnston, David Kaplan, Rachel Leung, Alexandra Marek, Caryn Marshall, Kaitlyn McGill, Dorian Minond, Eliyahu Prero, Paul, Samuel, Bobbi Taylor, Nathan Verrilli, Elisabeth Neylan (S), Jordan Rosen (V), Emmalise Earl, Erin Cassidy, and Giuseppe Natale
The Deans and Faculty of Seton Hall Law School would like to recognize the outstanding
scholastic achievement of the Top Five graduates.
Jordan Rosen (V)
Elisabeth Neylan (S)