About the Awards

UCD School of Law and the Law School Alumni Association Board of Directors present two awards annually to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of our alumni. The Rising Star Alumna/us Award recognizes early achievements of young alumni who have graduated in the past 15 years. Whereas the Distinguished Alumna/us Award emphasizes the lifetime achievements of alumni.

How to Nominate

Individuals wishing to nominate an alumna/us for consideration should read about the distinct awards in the links to the right.

A complete submission includes:

  • the respective nomination form
  • an individual letter of recommendation

Send all materials to or by mail to: 

UC Davis School of Law
400 Mrak Hall Drive
Davis, CA 95616-5201
Attn: Casey Becker

Awards Timeline

2023 Key Dates

Aug 2022: Call for nominations sent to all alumni

Oct 5, 2022: Deadline for nominations

Oct 2022: Committee makes recommendations & board approves

Feb 2023:  Recipients publicly announced

Mar 2023: Awards presented at “Celebrating King Hall” event