2016 Graduate Student Showcase Awards

Three students from the School of Law were among those honored by the University of Dayton at this year's Graduate Student Showcase held on Wednesday, April 20, 2016. Congratulations to the awardees.

Tim Campbell

Timothy A. Campbell '16
Law Student Scholarship Award
Adviser: Victoria VanZandt

"I was nominated by Professor Victoria VanZandt for my article, 'Avoiding the Guillotine: The Need for Balance and Purpose in Determining Fundamental Rights Under the Fourteenth Amendment,' which was recently published by the Creighton Law Review.  In the article, I attempt to bring a new solution to determining fundamental rights. This award means a lot to me, especially when thinking about the work that went into this project. It is a great honor to know that my piece is recognized as a part of legal scholarship."

Michelle T. Sundgaard

Michelle T. Sundgaard '16
Law Student Community Engagement Award
Adviser: Maureen Anderson

"Receiving this award is an absolute honor. My experiences volunteering in the Dayton legal community have increased my passion to fulfill my professional duty to serve others. When I became President of the Volunteer Student Law Project, I used that opportunity to expand the Law School's contribution to pro bono services by working closely with the Greater Dayton Volunteer Lawyers Project. This helped law students truly grasp the importance of access to justice. My classmates' passion and desire to contribute to the community inspired me to follow our Marianist tradition and expand our volunteer opportunities outside of the legal community. As I graduate in May, I look forward to continuing to ensure access to justice in the Miami Valley."

Joseph Zeis

Joseph E. Zeis '16
Law Student Teaching Assistant/Dean's Fellow
Adviser: John Terzano

"I had the good fortune to be in the company of ten dean’s fellows and a chance to follow up on the academic success programs that were initiated by Dean Staci Rucker and Professor John Terzano. The learning communities have been a benefit not just to the first year students, but to the professional development of the Dean’s Fellows as well. I hope this is not simply a recognition of me, but of the entire Dean's Fellows cohort and the PRACTICExcellence program.”

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