The Ronald Pipkin Service Award was created in 2012, to honor the twenty-five year service of retiring Executive Officer, Ron Pipkin (Legal Studies, University of Massachusetts, Amherst). It will be awarded annually to a Law and Society Association member who has demonstrated sustained and extraordinary service to the Association. Forms of service that will be awarded should be independent of elected office and appointed roles such as Program Chair, although those roles can be considered as part of a larger record.
While the award is named to honor the long-time, distinguished Executive Officer and the initial recipient is a revered member of the Executive Office staff, in general paid staff members should not be included in the candidate pool. The Executive Committee will serve as the award committee who selects the awardee each year. Presidents will retain the previously delegated discretionary authority to award other ad hoc service awards to members and staff alike.
The award carries a cash prize of $500.
- Nominees must be current members of the Law and Society Association, however, nominators are not required to be members.
- A letter of support describing the nominee's demonstrated, sustained and extraordinary service to the Association.
- 1 or 2 additional letters of support will be accepted, but are not required.
All supporting documents must be submitted in English and be in .DOC, .RTF, or .PDF format.