The Class of 2021 Hooding Awards


Moritz Leadership Award was established on June 29, 2001, by Michael E. Moritz through The Foundation. One law student in each class is recognized for demonstrating leadership outside of the classroom by involvement in University and college activities, student programs and events. The recipients from the class of 2021 are:

  • 2019: Shahrzad Z. Shams (Awarded as a 1L in 2019)
  • 2020: Megan C. Porter (Awarded as a 2L in 2020)
  • 2021: Marjorie Burrell

John J. Adamas Memorial Award is the longest-standing student award of the College of Law and was established by the Class of 1916 in memory of John J. Adams, former dean of the college.  It is awarded to a student for leadership and significant contributions through law-related activities within the Moritz College of Law. The Class of 2021 recipient is: Charles E. Cohen

Harry S. and Georgina Lett Memorial Award is a service award and is given to a student who has demonstrated excellence in service to the Moritz College of Law.  This award is made possible through the Harry S. and Georgina Lett Memorial Award Fund. The Class of 2021 recipient is: Eleni Maria Christofides

Dean’s Leadership Award is given to a graduating student to honor outstanding contributions to the Moritz community. The Class of 2021 recipient is: Arianne Cynthia Thomas

Robert M. Duncan Service Scholarship is awarded to one student annually for outstanding service contributions to the College community.  The award is named in honor of the late Robert M. Duncan, an alumnus of the College and former Ohio Supreme Court Justice, United States District Judge, and General Counsel of The Ohio State University.  Judge Duncan’s long career was marked by courage and excellence, which are also the hallmarks of the recipients of the award named for him.  The Class of 2021 recipient is: Jordan C. Patterson

The Christopher Fairman Award was established in 2016 by members of the faculty and staff of the Moritz College of Law after the untimely death of Associate Dean Fairman.  This is the only award whose recipient is chosen by vote of the graduating class.  It honors the student who best exemplifies the late Christopher Fairman’s acceptance of individual difference and support of free expression as an essential part of a strong and inclusive community. The Class of 2021 recipient is: Sienna Siobahn Dunakin