Hamline News

Class of 2013 graduates honored at annual banquet


Hamline Law held its 2013 Graduate Recognition Banquet at the Hamline University Anderson Center Wednesday night. Students, faculty, staff, family, and friends gathered in the School of Law for a social hour before enjoying a banquet ceremony honoring the Class of 2013.

Dean Donald Lewis and Hamline University President Linda Hanson welcomed the attendees and congratulated the graduates. In addition, Dean’s Advisory Board Member and Hamline University Trustee Ken Morris, JD ’92, gave a toast, and Kacy Wothe, JD ’13, (pictured) delivered the student address to her fellow graduates.

Several Hamline Law professors announced students’ accomplishments and participation in extracurricular activities. The moot court and mock trial participants and were honored. The staff members of Hamline’s Journal of Public Law and Policy, Journal of Law and Religion, and Law Review, along with all of the certificate recipients from the Business Law, Dispute Resolution, and Health Law Institutes, were recognized as well.

Associate Dean Mary Dunnewold and Dean Lewis announced the following graduation and special honors:

Special Honors

Best Brief (Weekend Section)
Matthew G. Nelson

Best Oralist (Weekend Section)
Eric C. Bachinski
Matthew G. Nelson
Rebecca J. St. George

Hamline Law Review
Christopher T. Kleman, Editor-in-Chief
Elizabeth M. Winchell, Editor-in-Chief

Constance L. Bakken Research Fellows
Zachary F. Jacobson
Rachel Kohler
David T. Kubat
Courtney L. Pedersen
Andrew R. Shedlock
Kate M. Speer
Matthew J. Textor

CLEA’s Outstanding Clinical Student Award
Jenna L. Doughman

Hogan-Oakes Award
Jacob J. Barnes

Judge Jacob Dim Memorial Scholarship Award for Excellence
Amran A. Farah

Journal of Public Law Larry A. Bakken Leadership Award
Jacob J. Barnes

Journal of Public Law Larry A. Bakken Scholarship Award
Samantha L. Valerius

MSBA Labor & Employment Law Section Award for Employment Law
Jessica A. Stoeckman

MSBA Labor & Employment Law Section Award for Labor Law
Allison W. Boldt

Ronald C. Elmquist Award
Matthew G. Nelson

Graduation Day Honors
(Honor standings through fall 2012. Final graduation honors will be determined when summer 2013 grades are complete.)

Summa Cum Laude
Allison W. Boldt
Joseph E. Cooch
Eric R. Dietz
Bryan J. Huntington
Christopher T. Kleman
Jamie L. Olson
Kate M. Speer
Elizabeth M. Winchell

Magna Cum Laude
Lukas A. Anton
Lauren A. Crane
Patricia K. Devoy
Amran A. Farah
Crystal N. Helmbolt
Samantha J. LePage
Daniel M. Marx
Courtney L. Pedersen
Calvin J. Pipenhagen
Andrew R. Shedlock
Samantha L. Valerius
Kacy L. Wothe

Cum Laude
Eric C. Bachinski
Virginia L. Bernhagen
Kelly L. Cveykus Huntley
Susan C. Donskey
Eric E.E. Doolittle
Lauren R. Dwyer
Jennifer J. Grembowski
Rachel Kohler
David T. Kubat
Therese M. Lauer
Chris H. Montana
Matthew G. Nelson
John D. Oborn
Gena N. Rohl
Joe M. Sanow
Jay Smigielski
Brice G. Zabel