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Neal Smith Award Winners


The AMTA presents the Neal Smith Award to one individual annually in recognition of their "contributions to AMTA's educational mission" in a broader sense.

The winners of the Neal Smith Award have made outstanding and exemplary contributions to law related education and its mission to promote public understanding of law and the legal process.

2016 - Dick Lesicko, Macalester College
2015 - Michael Walsh, Loyola University - Chicago
2014 - David Nelmark, Drake University, AMTA President (2010-2012)
2013 - Barry Langford, Columbia College
2012 - James Houlihan, Lewis University
2011 - Dick Calkins, AMTA Founder
2010 - Ava Preacher, University of Notre Dame
2009 - Gonzalo Freixes, University of California - Los Angeles
2008 - Frank Guliuzza, Weber State University
2007 - Felicia Walker Stewart, Howard University
2006 - Sara Zeigler, Eastern Kentucky University, AMTA President (2008-2010)
2005 - Bob Boland, Manchester Community College
2005 - Mark Pohlmann, Rhodes College
2004 - Dan Herron, Miami University
2003 - Mary Lynn Neuhaus, Loras College
2002 - Glen Halva-Neubauer, Furman University, AMTA President (2012-2014)
2001 - Dan Stamatelos, AMTA co-founder
2000 - John Vile, Middle Tennessee State University
1999 - Mike Johnson, Buena Vista University and Iowa Lakes Community College
1999 - Jim Wagoner, Bellarmine College
1998 - Jo Ann Scott, Ohio Northern University
1997 - John McKiernan, University of South Dakota
1996 - Faith O'Reilly, Hamline University
1995 - Brad Bloch, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
1994 - Judge Peter Handwork, University of Toledo
1993 - Ruth Wagoner, Bellarmine College
1992 - Peter Leigh, Eastern Illinois University
1991 - Don Racheter, Central College