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J. Will Pless International Graduate of the Year Guidelines & Application
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J. Will Pless International Graduate of the Year Guidelines & Application
  • Each Inn may enter one candidate who must be a member of the Society graduating between December 1, 2017 and September 30, 2018. Although the method of selection is entirely within the discretion of the members of the Inn, the Council recommends that you consider using a committee composed of Barrister, Faculty, and Inn members.
  • When an Inn nominee has been selected, the Magister shall immediately notify Headquarters by submitting the "Notice of Selection".
  • At the same time, the original Application and backup materials shall be immediately emailed to Headquarters. ENTRIES MUST BE EMAILED NO LATER THAN FEBRUARY 18 to be considered. The Inn should retain a copy of the Application its records.
  • Headquarters will notify and forward any submitted materials to the Province Presidents. Each Province President will appoint a committee consisting of himself/herself and two Barrister members who will select the Province winner from the entries submitted by Inns of that Province. The Province President will immediately notify Headquarters of the Province winner and will email Headquarters one copy of the application and backup materials of the Province winner to be postmarked NO LATER THAN MARCH 18


The Court of Appeals will select the J. Will Pless International Graduate of the Year from the various Province winners. The winner will be announced in April  to ensure an opportunity for Inns and law school administrations to give adequate publicity to the award and its recipient.

The Council and Court sincerely hope that all Magisters and Province Presidents will comply fully with these instructions and not cause an otherwise qualified candidate to be disqualified by failing to meet filing deadlines.

 The International Graduate of the Year will receive recognition, a specialty Graduate of the Year Certificate and a Lapel Pin.

J. Will Pless International Graduate of the Year Application