Gonzaga University School of Law honors its alumni and friends with a variety of awards intended to recognize exceptional service to Gonzaga and to the community. If you wish to nominate someone for an award, contact Jeff Geldien.
The Distinguished Legal Service Award, formerly the Distinguished Judicial Service Award, is presented, annually, at Red Mass. The award is given to an individual who exemplifies the mission of Gonzaga University School of Law and is well connected to Gonzaga Law community. The award honors those who show longevity of service, an active role in the judicial community and/or strong public service commitment.
The Distinguished Alumni Merit Award (DAMA) is presented annually to those graduates who have exemplified the ideals of the University. The award is one of the highest honors Gonzaga University awards to alumni. Nominations come in from various sources throughout the University. Ultimately, recipients are chosen based upon their service and contributions to their families, careers, peers, and their communities.
The Gonzaga Law Medal is bestowed annually by the School of Law during Spring Commencement. The award is given to deserving individuals who have distinguished themselves in the service of justice through the practice of law, as a member of the judiciary, in public/private employment, or in legal teaching.