The Alumni Leadership Award
The Alumni Leadership Award recognizes alumni whose professional achievements and service to the community exemplify the four ideals of the Society of Bar & Gavel: service, leadership, character, and attitude.


Sara Yousuf – 2014

Devang Desai – 2013
Hon. Adalberto Jordan – 2012
Fred McChesney – 2011
Tim Ravich  – 2010
Marni Lennon  – 2009

The Hausler Golden Apple Award
The Hausler Golden Apple Award is awarded to the faculty member contributing the most to the student body both academically and through his or her extracurricular activities. This award honors Richard A. Hausler, a beloved professor for 52 years at Miami Law who inspired legions of students to achieve the highest level of excellence.


Donna Coker  – 2014

Marc Fajer – 2013
Scott Rogers – 2012
Patricia Ann Redmond - 2011
Karen Throckmorton — 2010
Anthony Alfieri — 2009
Stephen Urice — 2008
Bernie Perlmutter — 2007

The Roger Sorino Award
The Roger Sorino Award is dedicated in memory of Roger Sorino, a highly involved Miami Law student who died suddenly in 1951. He served as President of the Society of Bar & Gavel for two terms and he had a tremendous impact on our law school community. This award is given to a graduating law student who best exemplifies leadership, dedication to the school, and service to the community.


Amir Whitaker  – 2014 

Liana Nealon - 2013
Brittany Young - 2012
Lindsey Lazopoulos - 2011
Matt Givens — 2010
Scott Byers — 2009
Mindy Reinstein — 2008
Matthew Simmons — 2007

The Guillermo Padron Staff Service Award
The Guillermo Padron Staff Award recognizes a non-professor staff member whose interaction with Miami Law students and the community at large exemplify the ideal of service to others and the community. Guillermo Padron was a cheerful fixture at Miami Law for over 15 years and he was always happy to serve our school. He passed away in 2011 after battling cancer for 2 years.


Myles Cochran and Emily Horowitz  – 2014

Shakira Valle and Sophie Darling - 2013
Angela Galiano-Acosta - 2012


  • 08-31-2013: Bar & Gavel Nominations/Applications Now Open!

  • 01-18-2013: Bar & Gavel is now accepting nominations and applications for membership

  • 10-15-2012: Private Practice in the Public Interest

  • 10-15-2012: Celebrate with Big Brothers Big Sisters and The Motivational Edge

  • 10-15-2012: Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division Lunch & Learn

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