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In honor of Professor Conrad Kellenberg’s fifty years of service to the Notre Dame Law School and the local community, this award is annually given to a graduating student who has dedicated a substantial amount of time to the betterment of the community through service. In keeping with the legacy Professor Kellenberg created, such service includes participation in the Notre Dame Legal Aid Clinic, volunteering at local community organizations, and to mentoring the youth of the South Bend area.


Conrad Kellenberg, Professor of Law, 2005

Conrad L. Kellenberg has been a member of the faculty of the Notre Dame Law School since 1955, becoming a full professor in 1967, and serving as director of the Neighborhood Legal Services Program from 1965 through 1967. His teaching experience includes visiting professorships at the University of East Africa (1964-65) and the University of London (1968-70). He earned his A.B. from St. John’s University in 1949 and his J.D. from Columbia University in 1952; he also studied as a graduate fellow at Yale University (1958-59). Admitted to the New York Bar in 1952, Professor Kellenberg served as a legal officer in the U.S. Air Force and engaged in private law practice in New York City from 1953 to 1955.

Professor Kellenberg taught in the areas of environmental, energy, minerals, water, agricultural, land-use, public-lands, and housing and community development law. He has been a member of the International Third World Legal Studies Association since 1965.

Professor Kellenberg died April 8, 2016. He was 88. Read more here.

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