fellow alumni for Alum of the Month!
Seawell Grand Ballroom | Denver Center for the Performing Arts
March 13, 2013
The Annual Alumni Awards Banquet is the University of Colorado Law School's signature alumni event, where we celebrate our community and present awards to our distinguished alumni.
The Honorable Michael L. Bender ('67)
2013 William Lee Knous Award, Colorado Law's highest alumni honor.
In 2013 we are honored:
In addition, Dean Phil Weiser presented two Dean's Choice awards, recognizing individuals who have made exceptional contributions to Colorado Law this year:
We hope you can join us in celebrating the achievements of our amazing alumni.
Sponsorship Opportunities: Support Colorado Law Students & Programs
In 2013, thanks to the generosity of law firms, individuals, vendors, and nonprofits, we broke our record again with more than 600 in attendance and raised more than $80,000. Net proceeds of the event will support the Dean's Fund for Excellence, which directly benefits our students and programs.
We invite you and your firm to consider a sponsorship in support of our students and programs.
The 2012 Knous Award winner was Bill Johnson.
Platinum Sponsor | $10,000
Gold Sponsor | $5,000
Silver Sponsor | $2,500
Friends of the Law School Sponsor | $1,000
Full-Page Recognition | $1,000
Half-Page Recognition | $500
*All banquet program recognition files must be received by February 13, 2013 for inclusion in program **30-second video recognition must be received by February 28, 2013 for inclusion in the event programming
Register Online | Available beginning December 1, 2012 www.regonline.com/lab
Gold and Platinum Sponsors
Please direct sponsorship questions to: Cheryl Franchi, Event Manager, email@example.com, 303-492-8048
Estimated Fair Market Value Net proceeds will benefit the Dean's Fund for Excellence. Estimated Fair Market Value (EFMV) of the event is $100 per ticket including tax. Sponsorships may be a tax-deductible contribution less the EFMV of goods and services received, as follows: Platinum: EFMV of $ 2,350.00; Gold: EFMV of $ 1,100.00; Silver: EFMV of $ 1,050.00; Friends of the Law School: EFMV of 500.00; Individual Tickets: EFMV of $ 50.00). Please consult your tax advisor.
The Law Alumni Board selects the Knous and Distinguished Alumni Award recipients and the law school dean selects the Honorary Order of the Coif recipient.
The William Lee Knous Award was established in memory of former governor, federal judge, distinguished statesman and alumnus, William Lee Knous (1911). It is Colorado Law’s highest honor and is given to the an alumnus or alumna in recognition of outstanding achievement and sustained service to Colorado Law.
Alumni Awards for Distinguished Achievement
Each year, the Law Alumni Board selects distinguished alumni to honor at the Spring Law Alumni Awards Banquet. There are nine categories of achievement: Corporate Counsel, Executive in Industry, Judiciary, Education, Private Practice, Public Sector, Solo/Small Firm Practitioner, Recent Alumnus, and Special Recognition. If you would like to submit the name of a distinguished alumnus or alumna, please contact Alumni Relations.
Honorary Order of the Coif
The English Order of the Coif, an ancient and honored institution of the Common Law, was an association of distinguished lawyers from whose members the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas were appointed and who for centuries had the exclusive right to be barristers in that Court. Later, judges of the King’s Bench and the Exchequer were appointed from its members. The order took its name from the coif, or cap, which all members wore. The American Order was formed in 1911 for the purpose of promoting scholarship among law students.
The University of Colorado Law School, one of the 81 member law schools, became a member in 1942. Under the Order’s constitution, only the top 10% of the school’s graduating class is eligible for membership. At each year’s commencement, Colorado Law presents an Honorary Order of the Coif to a member of the legal community.