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Tulane law students are eligible to receive many awards and honors, most of which recognize academic accomplishment.  Awards are typically announced at the end of each academic year. 

 
 

Awards & Honors - Moot Court and Law Review 

Bronfin, Heller, Steinberg & Berins Award
This award was established in 1956 by the New Orleans law firm of Bronfin, Heller, Steinberg & Berins in honor of their late partner, Philip D. Rittenberg. The award is given annually to that member of the Student Board who, in the judgment of the membership, has most effectively contributed to the success of the year's publication program and whose writing has most significantly improved in professional quality.

Editor-in-Chief Award
This award is presented annually to the outgoing Editor-in-Chief in recognition of his or her contribution to and leadership of the Tulane Law Review.

Robert Friedman Award
The Robert E. Friedman Law Review Award is awarded annually on the nomination of a committee to the student submitting the best comment appearing in the current volume of the Tulane Law Review. The award was established in honor of Robert E. Friedman, a 1935 graduate of Tulane Law School and Editor in Chief of the Tulane Law Review in 1934-35. Mr. Friedman was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Order of the Coif. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, a former member of the U.S. Department of the Interior, and retired as head of the legal department of Mobil Oil in California.

Paul Garofalo Award
Established in memory of Paul Garofalo, a former Moot Court Board member, this award is presented annually to the outstanding senior justice of the Moot Court Board. Selection is based on hard work and overall contributions to the Board.

Gertler Law Review Award
Established in 1953 by Judge David Gertler, this cash award is awarded annually to the first-year member of the Tulane Law Review's Board of Student Editors who has published the best case note appearing in the current volume of the Tulane Law Review. In addition, the Tulane Law Review also recognizes the student editor who has consistently displayed particular commitment to promoting the civil law in the Review.

Rufus C. Harris Law Review Award in Civil Law
In recognition of Rufus C. Harris, dean of the Law School (1927-37) and president of Tulane University (1937-60), and his work in renewing the Tulane Law Review and the study of civil law at Tulane, a cash award is given annually to the author of the most worthy publication on a civil law subject appearing in the current volume of the Tulane Law Review. In addition, the Tulane Law Review also recognizes the student editor who has consistently displayed particular commitment to promoting the civil law in the Review.

Charles Janvier II Law Review Award
Established in 1992 by the widow of Charles Janvier II, Editor-in-Chief of the Tulane Law Review (1939-40), this cash award is made annually to the junior and senior members of the Review who have consistently made the most significant contributions to production excellence.

Law Review Certificates
Graduating members of the Student Board of Editors of the Law Review are awarded certificates in recognition and appreciation of their work.

Moot Court Awards
The names of the winners of the moot court senior trial and appellate competitions are inscribed in marble and displayed in the Tulane Law School. Senior Justices of the Moot Court Board are awarded certificates in recognition of their service. Junior trial and junior appellate finalists receive plaques.

Morrison Law Review Award
Established in 1946 by James J. Morrison of the New Orleans bar, this award is given annually to the member of the Tulane Law Review's Board of Student Editors who has submitted the best comment appearing in the current volume of the Tulane Law Review.

Order of Barristers
This national honor society is dedicated to the encouragement of oral advocacy and brief-writing skills through law school appellate moot court programs. Students who have demonstrated excellence in Tulane’s Moot Court program may be nominated for membership.

 
   

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