Louis H. Swartz Memorial Award (JD/MSW) Nomination

About the Award

Professor Louis H. Swartz taught at UB for over 40 years in the schools of law and social work, he established the first JD/MSW program in the U.S. and personalized the ideals of social justice through his work and advocacy. The Louis H. Swartz Memorial Award will honor his lifelong commitment to higher education by recognizing an outstanding graduate who has earned a JD and MSW from the University at Buffalo.

Award recipients are honored during the UBSSW Alumni Event in the fall semester. All nominees will receive a letter of recognition notifying them of the nomination.

Nominations must be received by July 1.

Eligibility Requirements

Recipients of the Louis H. Swartz Memorial Award must have earned both a JD and a MSW from the University at Buffalo.

Selection Criteria

The recipient will have embraced this interdisciplinary study (JD/MSW) in their professional practice by demonstrating a commitment and dedication to the ideals of social justice and by promoting awareness about oppression, issues of diversity, equality of opportunity and social change efforts.

Faculty, alumni and friends of the University at Buffalo may submit nominations.

Questions and supporting documents may be directed to Denise Krause at dkrause@buffalo.edu or (716) 645-1223.

Online Nomination Form