The Sam W. Pipes Distinguished Alumnus Award: The Sam W. Pipes Award is given by The Law School Foundation to outstanding alumni of The University of Alabama School of Law who have distinguished themselves through service to the Bar, The University of Alabama, and the School of Law. The award is named for the late Samuel Wesley Pipes (Class of 1938), who was a partner in the Mobile Law firm of Lyons, Pipes & Cook until his death in 1982. Pipes was a director of the Law School Foundation from 1965-80, serving as president from 1966-68. He also chaired the statewide fundraising campaign, which, in 1965, laid the groundwork for the formation of the Alumni Society.
Alabama Lawyer Hall of Honor: Established in 2019 by the Board of Governors of The University of Alabama School of Law. The Hall of Honor recognizes outstanding achievements of Law School Graduates.
Criteria for Membership: Prior and future Pipes Award recipients shall be inducted automatically into the Hall of Honor. The following are mandatory criteria and qualifications for invitation and induction into the Hall of Honor (if the candidate is not a Pipes Award recipient):
In addition to each of the mandatory criteria and qualifications, above, the criteria and qualifications for invitation and induction into the Hall of Honor shall include one or more of the following (if the candidate is not a Pipes Award recipient):
Alabama Rising Young Attorney Award: The Alabama Law Alumni Society Leadership Council with the support of Board of Governors of The University of Alabama Law School Foundation approved the establishment of the Alabama Rising Young Attorney, awarded annually to recognize one or more rising young alumni who have made outstanding contributions benefiting the profession, community, and The University of Alabama School of Law.
Criteria for Membership: The recipient of the Alabama Rising Young Attorney award shall meet the following criteria: