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Come Celebrate the 2023 Alabama Law Alumni Award Winners

January 27, 2023

2023 Alabama Law Alumni Awardees

On Friday, March 3, the School of Law will host the annual Alabama Law Alumni Society Banquet at the Florentine in Birmingham. Six distinguished alumni will be honored this year for their significant contributions to the legal community and the School of Law:

2023 Sam W. Pipes Distinguished Alumnus Awardee

James (Jim) F. Hughey, Jr. (Class of ’70)

The Sam W. Pipes Award is the highest honor bestowed 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.

2023 Alabama Lawyer Hall of Honorees

The Honorable Sue Bell Cobb (Class of ’81)

The Honorable L. Scott Coogler (Class of ’84)

Elizabeth (Liz) H. Huntley (Class of ’97)

M. Dale Marsh (Class of ’74)

The Alabama Lawyer Hall of Honor was established in 2020 by the Board of Governors
of the Law School Foundation to recognize the outstanding achievement of Alabama

Law alumni and faculty. Criteria for the award include making significant and

extended contributions to the life of the Law School, having a distinguished career,

and sustaining involvement in service activities.

2023 Alabama Rising Young Attorney Awardee

Justin L. Jones (Class of ’12)

The Alabama Rising Young Attorney Award, which was established in 2020,
recognizes a recent graduate who has shown significant leadership and purposeful
service to the legal profession, their community, and the School of Law.

Come celebrate the 2023 Alabama Law Alumni Award Winners Friday, March 3, at The Florentine in downtown Birmingham! Purchase your tickets today.


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