Dean Gerald Lee Wilson Award for Excellence in Pre-Law Advising

 Dean Gerald L. Wilson is a founding member of PLANC and was elected its first chair in 1984. As the person who compiled and edited the Handbook for Pre-Law Advisors, he is widely recognized as the preeminent pre-law advisor in the nation. He has been the pre-law advisor at Duke University for four decades.

The first recipient of the Dean Gerald Lee Wilson Award was announced at the 2012 PLANC National Conference in Washington, DC. The award will be given annually.

Award Recipients

Wendy Vonnegut (2019)  Associate Professor & Director of Legal Studies, Methodist University

Wendy Vonnegut (2019) Associate Professor & Director of Legal Studies, Methodist University

Frank Guliuzza (2018)   Professor of Government and Dean of Academic Affairs, Patrick Henry College

Frank Guliuzza (2018) Professor of Government and Dean of Academic Affairs, Patrick Henry College

Heather Struck (2017)  Assistant Dean and Pre-Law Advisor, Cornell University

Heather Struck (2017) Assistant Dean and Pre-Law Advisor, Cornell University

Karen Severn (2016)  Assistant Director, Office of Professional School Advising, Texas A&M University

Karen Severn (2016) Assistant Director, Office of Professional School Advising, Texas A&M University

Mel Hailey   (2015)  Professor of Political Science, Abilene Christian University

Mel Hailey (2015) Professor of Political Science, Abilene Christian University

Jim L. Riley   (2014)   Professor Emeritus of Politics, Regis University

Jim L. Riley (2014) Professor Emeritus of Politics, Regis University

Jerry Polinard   (2013)  Professor of Political Science, University of Texas-Pan American

Jerry Polinard (2013)
Professor of Political Science, University of Texas-Pan American

Anne Brandt   (2012)  Executive Director, LSAC

Anne Brandt (2012)
Executive Director, LSAC