Faculty and students resolve to celebrate "Hoynes Night" each year in perpetuity. William J. Hoynes, dean emeritus, establishes a $100 prize for the graduating student with the best deportment and highest academic performance. "The award has been established by Col. Hoynes to perpetuate the high principles and the Notre Dame spirit of courage, perseverance, trustworthiness, self-reliance, manliness and steadfast moral character which he has always tried to instill in law students."
South Bend Tribune, "Hoynes Law School Award Latest at Notre Dame" (1926). 1883–1919: William J. Hoynes. 27.