The Annual Barristers’ Ball was a smashing success. This sold out affair brought out over 150 faculty and staff and students, dressed in their very finest and gathered for an Awards Night themed-evening of dinner and dancing.
During the course of the spring semester, students voted on their peers for UDC-DCSL’s own version of the Oscar Awards, known as the "Clarke Awards” or "Little Davies.” The awards were affectionately named after the law school’s namesake and former Chair of the D.C. Council, the late David A. Clarke. At dinner, students gathered to hear which of their classmates would take home the coveted "Little Davies.” So without further ado, the 2008-2009 "Clarke Award” categories and winners are:
~ Most likely to become a law school professor – Keri Nash, ’09 ~ First to argue before the Supreme Court – Darren Schultz, ’09 & Jacqueline Oudia, ’10 ~ Most likely to break out into song or dance – Julie Akemann, ’09 ~ Superdad: Best male parent & law student – Malik Dixon, ’10 ~ Supermom: Best female parent & law student – Gunella Lilly,’09 ~ Best Laugh – Cole Dowden, ’11 ~ Most likely to make a friend on the metro: Most social – Seth Gainer, ’09 ~ Most likely to win a million dollar settlement – Kwame Willingham, ’09 ~ Fashionista: Best dressed female – Yary Lim, ’09 ~ Dapper Don: Best dressed male – Jamie Williamson, ’11 ~ Superwoman: Most involved female – Stacie Mills, ’09 ~ Superman: Most involved male – Kevin Hill, ’09 ~ Best Friends: Classmates always seen together – Justina Buckles & Jacqueline Smith, ’09 ~ Most likely to become President of the United States of America – Melanie Acuña, ’09