Law School Award Recipients
Wednesday, April 3
Reception: 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Conferral: 6 p.m.
Ray and Kay Eckstein Hall
1215 W. Michigan St., Marquette University campus
Alumna of the Year Award
Justice Annette Kingsland Ziegler, Law ’89
West Bend, Wis.
Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Annette Ziegler is proud to serve the people of Wisconsin. Her own family motivates her efforts. “As a wife and a mother, I’m invested in this state in a very personal way. I want it to be a great state for future generations.” Annette learned the value of a hard day’s work from her parents, who owned a hardware store in Michigan. “They raised me in a household filled with love, respect, honesty, hard work, and deep appreciation for the blessings of this country.”
Lifetime Achievement Award
Aaron D. Twerski, Law ’65
Professor Aaron Twerski considers the Marquette Law School Lifetime Achievement
Award a symbol of his gratitude to Marquette for the excellent education he
received. In fact, he credits Professor James Ghiardi’s torts class as
influencing his career: “I knew three weeks into torts that I wanted to be a law
professor and teach torts.”
Howard B. Eisenberg Service Award
Lisette R. Khalil, Law ’07
Lisette Khalil’s career in nonprofit leadership began as an intern at the
Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation when she wrote the grant application that
created First Breath, Wisconsin’s program to help pregnant women quit smoking.
Nineteen years later, the program has served more than 20,000 women
Charles W. Mentkowski Sports Law Alumnus of the Year Award
Aaron Hernandez, Law ’13
While Aaron Hernandez’s childhood dream of becoming a pilot for the USAF
Thunderbirds didn’t come true, he still hopes to someday get his pilot’s
license. In the meantime, he takes approximately 130 commercial flights per year
as the NCAA’s assistant director of enforcement, football development. Aaron
works on cases related to college football recruiting, developing relationships
throughout the league that help him investigate reports of recruiting
infractions, student-athlete well-being concerns, and criminal activity, for