Rutgers Law Alumni Association-Camden 9th Distinguished Alumni Award Celebration

Distinguished Alumni Awards-Camden

Thank you for attending this year's event! To view a copy of the presentation slide deck, click here.
To view the introduction speech videos of the awardees, click here.

This year's Arthur E. Armitage Sr. Distinguished Alumni Award honoree is The Honorable Faustino J. Fernandez-Vina, '81, who was appointed to serve on the New Jersey Supreme Court in 2013.  Created in 1983, the Armitage Award honors both the memory of the person who was a driving force behind establishing the law school, and recognizes alumni who have made significant contributions to their profession.

The Honorable Joseph M. Nardi Jr. Distinguished Service Award honoree is David Kott, ’77, a nationally-recognized litigator at McCarter & English.  The Nardi Award was created in 2002 to recognize alumni who have demonstrated exceptional service to the law school and their local community.


The Recent Graduate Award honoree is Eric R. Daleo, '08 an Assistant Executive Director, Capital Planning & Programs at NJ Transit. The Recent Graduate Award was created in 2011 to recognize alumni who have graduated in the last 10 years and are already making their mark in the legal community.

Click on the award names in the menu to the left to view biographies for each award recipient.

About the Awards
The Arthur E. Armitage Sr. Distinguished Alumni Award was established in 1983 in memory of Armitage, who, with a group of interested citizens, founded both the South Jersey Law School in 1926 and its companion College of South Jersey in 1927.

The Honorable Joseph M. Nardi Jr. Distinguished Service Award commemorates the life and accomplishments of the highly respected Superior Court judge, former Camden mayor, and 1956 graduate of Rutgers Law–Camden who passed away in 2003.

The Recent Graduate Award is presented to a recent graduate for achieving distinction in the legal community within 10 years of graduation.


  • When

  • Wednesday, November 14, 2018
    6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Eastern Time

  • Where

  • Laurel Creek Country Club
    701 Centerton Road
    Mount Laurel, New Jersey 08054

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