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School of Law students recognized at Spring Awards Ceremony

Judge Mary Ellen Barbera and Dean Ronald Weich

The Hon. Mary Ellen Barbera gives remarks as Dean Ronald Weich looks on. Both a video and a transcript of Chief Judge Barbera's remarks are available

Students were recognized for academic excellence, activities and service at the University of Baltimore School of Law's 20th Annual Awards Ceremony on Sunday, April 6. Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera of the Maryland Court of Appeals gave remarks at the start of the program.

The Class of 2013 valedictorian (Annie Vanselow) and salutatorian (Ryan Stoker) were recognized, and the projected valedictorian and salutatorian from this year's graduating class, Jordan Halle and Hannah Levin, were announced. Several students received special academic recognition, and others were recognized for the highest grades in individual classes from the Spring 2013, Summer 2013 and Fall 2013 semesters.

Members of the School of Law's student-run publications, moot court and trial teams and the moot court board were recognized for their participation in co-curricular activities, while others were honored for their dedication to service, including Susan Gerhart, who won the 2014 Pro Bono Challenge Award. The Student Bar Association presented awards for mentoring, student leader of the year and outstanding service to UB by a student organization. Professor Christopher J. Peters, Adjunct Professor Lisa Sparks and Professor Arnold Rochvarg were recognized with Faculty Teaching Awards. Finally, Dean Ronald Weich presented seven students with Dean's Citations.