Syracuse Law Honors Awards 2017 to Recognize Distinguished Alumni
On Oct. 20, Syracuse University College of Law will honor five distinguished alumni with the prestigious Syracuse Law Honors Award. Established in 2015 and presented by the Syracuse University Law Alumni Association (SULAA), the Syracuse Law Honors Awards is conferred on alumni and friends of the College of Law whose career achievements and service to the college, University, legal profession and the world at large have earned them a nomination by fellow alumni and friends.
This year, the recipients are Hon. Jonathan W. Feldman, L’81, United States Magistrate Judge in the Western District of New York; Laura H. Harshbarger, L’97, attorney, labor and employment practice, Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC; Hon. Theodore A. McKee, L’75, United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit; Lee Michaels, L’67, founder and president of Michaels & Smolak, P.C.; and Frank W. Ryan IV, L’94, partner, DLA Piper.
Dean Craig M. Boise—along with the board of directors of SULAA and friends—will celebrate the honorees and their extraordinary achievements at a 6 p.m. ceremony in Dineen Hall’s Melanie Gray Ceremonial Courtroom, followed by a reception in the David M. Levy Atrium, where the SU Law Alumni Jazz Combo, featuring Mike Tyszko L’15 and Joseph Frateschi L’14, will provide entertainment.
“This year’s recipients have distinguished themselves with exemplary service both inside and outside the courtroom, representing their alma mater, supporting fellow and future alumni, advancing their professions, positively affecting lives of ordinary citizens and always upholding the rule of law,” says Carey Ng L’02, president of the SULAA Board of Directors and Assistant District Attorney in the New York County District Attorney’s Office. “I look forward to honoring these esteemed ambassadors for the college during the 2017 Reunion Weekend.”
As in past years, the event is a highlight of Reunion Weekend, taking place Oct. 20-21. Other events during the weekend include a preview of the United States Supreme Court 2017-2018 term, with special guest lecturer Amy L. Howe, reporter and editor, SCOTUSblog, followed by a panel discussion; the Class of 1967 50th Reunion Dinner; plus the Lunch with the Judiciary and the Dean’s Breakfast.