For more than a decade, the University of Wyoming College of Law has participated in the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) Medal of Excellence Program. The ABI is the nation’s largest professional organization devoted to studying and promoting bankruptcy law. The award program is designed to encourage law students to study bankruptcy law and reward excellence in such studies. The award is granted annually to one graduating student from each accredited law school who has excelled in bankruptcy studies. The award is given to a student who has demonstrated excellence in bankruptcy class work and exhibited an interest in bankruptcy law.
The recipient of the 2015 ABI Medal of Excellence is J. Kyle Hendrickson, (J.D. ’15). A native of Americus, Georgia, Hendrickson earned a Bachelor’s degree in English from Georgia Southwestern State University. During his time in law school, he was a very active student, excelling in both oral and written advocacy, and transactional law.
Hendrickson was a member of the 2014-2015 Editorial Board for the Wyoming Law Review, participated in the Energy, Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic, and competed in the Davis & Cannon Natural Resources Law Moot Court Competition where his team took second place honors. He also served as a legal writing teaching assistant for the academic year.
In addition to the ABI Medal of Excellence, Hendrickson was also a recipient of the Excellence in Advocacy Award, which recognizes students who have demonstrated superior abilities in the preparation and presentation of both written and oral arguments.
In acknowledgement of this honor, Hendrickson will receive a medal engraved with his name, and will be recognized in the ABI Journal and have his status as a recipient noted in the ABI directory. The College of Law wishes him a big congratulations on a well-deserved honor!