Irvine E. Ungerman Award for Excellence in Clinical Practice

In selecting the recipient of this award, the Law Clinic faculty considers the intern's accomplishment in acquiring the fundamental lawyer skills including problem solving, legal analysis and research, factual investigation, counseling, negotiation, trial skills, ability to recognize and resolve ethical dilemmas, and ability to work with others. The recipient is an intern who treats other people (clients, supervisory faculty, other attorneys, and support staff) with dignity and respect and exhibits some common characteristics of the professional: one who earns client trust by serving both the client's interest and the public good while working diligently and enthusiastically on the client's behalf. In the faculty's judgment, the recipient is one, who, in making the transition from law student to lawyer will be likely to critically evaluate his or her own performance as a professional and reflect on and learn from the experience of representing clients. Finally, the recipient has demonstrated a sense of the "special responsibility for the quality of justice" and has exhibited a commitment to promoting justice, fairness, and morality in daily law practice.

Recipients

(Note: Recipients for years marked with * are unknown. If you were the recipient, or know who was, please contact Debi Schrock, Managing Director, (785) 670-1191 or debi.schrock@washburn.edu.)

Recipients of the Irvine E. Ungerman award are:

  • 2013-2014
    • Kelsy E. Allison (Fall)
    • Jenna E. Morgan (Spring)
    • Jason T. Schulte (Spring)
  • 2012-2013
    • Brian Main (Fall)
    • Theodore Davis (Fall)
    • Josh Garrett (Spring)
  • 2011-2012
    • Sarah Longhibler (Fall)
    • Casey Yingling (Fall)
    • Laura Allison (Spring)
  • 2010-2011
    • Samara Stemple (Fall)
    • Charion Vaughn (Fall)
    • C. David Rouner (Spring)
  • 2009-2010
    • Danielle Sanger (Fall)
    • Teresa Mata (Spring)
  • 2008-2009
    • Erin Bruce (Spring)
    • Larry Crow (Spring)
    • Jennifer Amyx (Fall)
  • 2007-2008
    • Kelli Jackson (Spring)
    • Lucas Thompson (Spring)
    • Tai Vokins (Fall)
    • Patrick Turner (Fall)
  • 2006-2007
    • Kana Lydick
    • Amy Coppola
    • Maria Nieto
  • 2005-2006
    • Steve Ellis
    • Nicole C. Edwards
    • Brian J. Malone
  • 2004-2005
    • Wes Barnum
    • Ryan Vincent
  • 2003-2004
    • Laura Lewis
    • Kari Miller
  • 2002-2003
    • Jennifer Dahlstrom
    • Amy Jurgensmeier
    • Kelly Keane
  • 2001-2002
    • Jeff Heinrichs
    • Amy Winterscheid
  • 2000-2001
    • Tracie England
    • Ted Griffith
  • 1999-2000
    • Karen Barry
    • April Rutter
  • 1998-1999
    • Sandra Carr
    • Stephen Nicol
  • 1997-1998
    • Micheal Dunalewicz
    • Dawn Hayes
    • Chris Vinduska
  • 1996-1997
    • Jack Morgan
  • 1995-1996
    • Robert Drean
    • Todd Stramel
  • 1994-1995
    • Scott Snider
    • Peggy Fulks
  • 1993-1994
    • Tammy Dodson
    • Conrad Doudin
  • 1992-1993
    • Chad Hooker
  • 1991-1992
    • Sandra Lindell
  • 1990-1991
    • Linda Blackburn
  • 1989-1990
    • Casey Irwin
  • 1988-1989
    • Kevin Loeffler
  • 1987-1988*
    • Unknown
  • 1986-1987
    • Kate Rich
  • 1985-1986
    • Terra Morehead
  • 1984-1985
    • Brian Frost
  • 1983-1984
    • Steven Sublett
  • 1982-1983*
    • Unknown
  • 1981-1982
    • Jill Michaux
  • 1980-1981*
    • Unknown
  • 1979-1980
    • C. David McDermott
  • 1978-1979*
    • Unknown
  • 1977-1978
    • Charley Laman
  • 1976-1977*
    • Unknown
  • 1975-1976*
    • Unknown
  • 1974-1975*
    • Unknown
  • 1973-1974*
    • Unknown
  • 1972-1973*
    • Unknown
  • 1971-1972
    • Frank Hummer
Irvine E Ungerman

This award was established to honor an outstanding Washburn Law alumnus, Irvine E. Ungerman. Mr. Ungerman practiced in Tulsa, Oklahoma and died in 1980.

The Irvine E. Ungerman Award for Excellence in Clinical Practice is awarded twice yearly to legal interns who have distinguished himself or herself by providing highly competent representation to clients in a manner exemplifying the ideals of our profession: "pursuit of the learned art in the spirit of a public service."