Pepperdine Caruso Law Celebrates 8th Annual Parris Institute for Professional Excellence Awards
After hosting the Parris Institute for Professional Excellence Awards in a remote format for the past two years, the Pepperdine Caruso Law community was thrilled to celebrate the 8th annual award ceremony together in person. On April 7, the Caruso Law atrium was filled with joyful award recipients, presenters, and nominators who joined in the festive luncheon.
Each year, Caruso Law invites its entire community of students, faculty, and staff to nominate their classmates, colleagues, and peers who represent integrity, character, and leadership for special recognition. Award nominations and awards are based on actual narratives that capture each candidate's outstanding contributions.
The 2022 Parris Award recipients are:
Evan T. Carthen 1L Inspirational Leadership Award:
Excellence in Service:
Excellence in Professionalism:
Excellence in Peacemaking:
Excellence in Courage:
Excellence in Leadership:
Excellence in Character:
Preceptors of the Year:
- Frank J. Gato (JD '10) Vice President of Mass Tort Services at Kurtzman Carson Consultants
- Tracy D. Smith (JD '19) Associate at Sidley Austin LLP
1L Professor of the Year:
Upper-division Professor of the Year:
Congratulations to all the award nominees and winners!