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Justitia Officium Award

The Justitia Officium recognizes outstanding service and contributions to the legal profession.

Founded in 1978 to mark the 100th anniversary of the College of Law, the Justitia Officium is the highest honor bestowed by the faculty. 

The award is traditionally presented at Commencement in May. A panel bearing the names of recipients is displayed in the lobby at the College of Law. 

The following are recipients of the Justitia Officium, 1978-present:


2018
Hon. Michael J. Aloi
Bruce E. Stanley

2017
Elisabeth H. Rose
Hon. Stephanie D. Thacker

2016
Allan N. Karlin
Robert G. Lathrop

2015
Franklin D. Cleckley
Darrell Vivian McGraw, Jr.
Justice Larry V. Starcher

2014
Forest J. Bowman
Judge O.C. “Hobby” Spaulding

2013
Susan Brewer
Lloyd G. Jackson, II

2012
Ellen S. Cappellanti
Scott S. Segal

2011
Charles M. Love, III
Robert M. Steptoe, Jr.

2010
Hon. Irene C. Berger
Stanley M. Hostler

2009
Hon. Joseph P. Albright
John Robert Clifford

2008
Thomas B. Bennett
Charlotte R. Lane

2007
George R. Farmer, Jr.
J. Davitt McAteer

2006
Thomas R. Goodwin
Joseph R. Goodwin

2005
Hon. Irene M. Keeley
Hon. Frederick P. Stamp

2004
Amb. Joseph Simpson Farland
Sue Seibert Farnsworth

2003
Hon. Robert B. King
Hon. M. Blane Michael

2002
Hon. John T. Copenhaver
John E. Jenkins, Jr.

2001
Hon. Charles H. Haden, II
John L. McClaugherty

2000
Willard O. Lorensen
Hon. Margaret L. Workman

1998
Hon. Thomas E. McHugh

1997
Hon. Elizabeth V. Hallanan
Hon. Arthur M. Recht

1996
Hon. Wm. T. Brotherton, Jr.
Paul Selby

1995
Hon. Thomas B. Miller

1994
Hon. Robert E. Maxwell

1992
Kenneth D. Gray

1991
Frances Lopinsky Horn

1990
Vincent Chaney

1988
Herbert Henderson

1987
Guy O. Farmer
Harry E. Moats

1986
Paul N. Bowles

1985
Judith A. Herndon

1984
Robert C. Byrd
Thomas N. Chambers

1983
Paul J. Kaufman
Harry G. Shaffer

1982
Russell C. Dunbar
Cyrus Vance

1981
Stephen Ailes
Robert G. Kelly

1980
Frank C. Haymond
Hale J. Posten

1979
Charles C. Wise, Jr.
John E.F. Wood

1978
Herbert S. Boreman
Robert T. Donley

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