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Nominations

Nominations for the 2024 Compleat Lawyer Awards are now closed. Now accepting nominations for the 2025 Compleat Lawyer Awards.

The Compleat Lawyer Awards were established in 1992 by the USC Joseph F. Rice School of Law Alumni Council to recognize alumni for outstanding civic and professional accomplishments. Each year, the Law Alumni Council and the Young Alumni Council recognizes up to nine outstanding alumni at the Compleat Lawyer Awards Dinner. Nominees are individuals who have made significant contributions to the legal profession and exemplify the highest standard of professional competence, ethics and integrity.

Eligibility Criteria:
The nominee must be an alumnus/alumna of the USC Joseph F. Rice School of Law. The nominee may not be an active or retired justice or judge.


Award Categories

Platinum Recipients are individuals who have made significant contributions to the legal profession and exemplify the highest standard of professional competence, ethics and integrity. Platinum recipients have been in practice 31 years or more.

Gold Recipients are individuals who have made significant contributions  to the legal profession and exemplify the highest standard of professional competence, ethics and integrity. Gold recipients have been in practice 16–30 years.

Silver Recipients are individuals who have made significant contributions  to the legal profession and exemplify the highest standard of professional competence, ethics and integrity. Silver recipients have been in practice 15 years or less.


Nomination Packet

The nominator is responsible for collecting and submitting all required material for the nomination. The Selection Committee will not consider an incomplete nomination package.

Nomination deadline: November 8, 2024


Each nomination packet must include the following:

Please complete the Award Nomination and Reference Form. (Note any additional materials will not be considered in lieu of required nomination form.)

The nomination packet must include three letters of recommendation. Each letter is limited to one or two pages in length. Please note that the nominator's letter of recommendation serves as one recommendation.

Please provide a high resolution digital image (minimum 1000 pixels wide) in JPEG format.

Nominations are kept on file and will be included in the review process for three additional years. Updates and/or supplements to their prior application are welcome.


Questions?

Please call Megan Seiner at the Office of Student and Alumni Engagement and Strategic Engagement at 803-777-3047.


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