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Distinguished Alumni Award

This prestigious award is bestowed on selected alumni of MSU Law who meet rigorous criteria that includes:

  • Participation in and contribution to the alumni affairs of the College
  • Outstanding personal service to the College
  • Personal accomplishments that enhance the reputation of the College
  • Distinguished service in any field of human endeavor, be it family, community, business, industry, science, or a profession.

Up to four awards may be given annually to any of our 10,000 living alumni, chosen by the Distinguished Alumni Award Committee.

  • 2010: Hon. Diane M. Hathaway, '87, Justice, Michigan Supreme Court
  • 2009: Linda Orlans, ’87, founding shareholder of Orlans Associates, P.C.; Orlans Mornal, PLLC; and eTitle Agency, Inc.

If you would like to nominate an alumnus for this award, please contact the Office of Advancement.

Distinguished Alumni Award Nomination Form »


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