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Student Bar Association Awards

The Student Bar Association (SBA) serves as the official governing body for the entire student body of Drake Law School.

Each year, the SBA presents awards honoring individuals who have made an extraordinary contribution to the success of the SBA programs or to the life of the student body as a whole. The awards are presented at the SBA Luncheon and Awards Ceremony as well as the Supreme Court Celebration Banquet.

SBA President’s Student Service Award

2021 recipients:
Mariah Kauder, Baylee Reinstein and Elaina Steenson

SBA Executive Board’s Outstanding Student Leader Award

2021 recipients:
Alex Mitchell, Nicole Votroubek and Sophie Wanek

SBA Executive Board’s Dean Sevice Award

2021 recipient:
Jerry Anderson, Dean

SBA Executive Board’s Staff Sevice Award

2021 recipient:
Terri Howard, Assistant Director of Alumni Relations and Special Events

Leland Forrest Outstanding Professor Award

The recipient of this award is selected each year by students of the graduating class. The award recognizes outstanding contribution to quality legal education both in and out of the classroom.

2021 recipient:
Anthony Gaughan, Kern Family Chair in Law and Professor of Law

SBA Shane Sweeney Supportive Partner Award

This award is given annually by the Drake Law School Council of Leaders in memory of Shane Sweeney, the spouse of Meghann Sweeney, LW'09. It recognizes the spouse or partner of a law student who has shown outstanding support of his/her spouse and the Law School.

2021 recipient:
Jacob Bruce

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