Pepperdine Caruso Law Celebrates 9th Annual Parris Awards for Professional Excellence
The Parris Institute for Professional Excellence held its 9th Annual Awards ceremony in person for the second year in a row. The Pepperdine Caruso Law community was thrilled to take part the celebration, which took place on April 6 in the Caruso Law atrium. The building 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 2023 Parris Award recipients are:
Evan T. Carthen 1L Award for Inspirational Leadership
- Nelson Mendez
- Tam Le
- Zoie Stanton
Excellence in Service
- John Irwin
- Tristen Hashman
Excellence in Professionalism
- Maribeth Beyer
Excellence in Peacemaking
- Patrick Babajanian
Excellence in Courage
- Brandon Posivak
Excellence in Leadership
- Daniel Foster
Excellence in Character
- Deepika Chandrashekar
- Ana Rodriguez
In addition to these Parris Awards, the Preceptor of the Year Award went to Caruso Law alumni Jessica Coberly (JD '17) and James Azadian (JD '01).
The Staff Impact Award went to Fedelma Zahlit.
The 1L Professor of the Year went to professor Joel Johnson and the 2L/3L Professor of the Year went to professor Barry McDonald.
The Skip McDermott Award went to professor Shelley Saxer, and the Excellence in Scholarship Award went to professors Jennifer Koh, Joel Johnson, and Bob Pushaw.
Congratulations to all the award winners and nominees.