Recent University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School graduate Jonathan Hoffman L’20 has been selected to receive the Dr. Andy Binns Impact Award for Outstanding Service to Graduate and Professional Student Life.
Presented to graduate or professional students upon their graduation from the University of Pennsylvania, the Dr. Andy Binns Impact Award recognizes the contributions of those who have significantly impacted or extensively contributed to graduate and professional student life at Penn through outstanding service involvement in student life programs, initiatives, or organizations.
“I feel so fortunate to have spent the last few years at Penn Law,” said Hoffman. “Law schools generally have a tough reputation, but it’s the community feeling and academic success that really sets Penn Law apart.”
According to Anita Mastroieni, Associate Vice Provost for Graduate Education, the selection committee comprised of administrators and students was “very impressed that Jonathan’s work positively impacted the Penn community beyond the Law School.” Hoffman is one of only nine graduate students to receive a University-wide leadership award.
Hoffman has also received the Distinguished Pro Bono Service Award and was a Production Editor for the University of Pennsylvania Law Review. He served on the Council of Student Representatives and the Inclusion and Engagement Student Advisory Board. He was also a Center for Technology, Innovation, and Competition (CTIC) Research Fellow, Morris Fellow, Federalist Society VP, and Jewish Law Students Association VP.
Hoffman, a Houston, Texas native and graduate of Yeshiva University, was nominated for the award by fellow law students Leor Moaddel L’20, Moshe Michel L’21, Shane Herskowitz L’21, Jordan Kaufman L’21, and Andrew Lief L’21.
“Jonathan is a star,” said Lief. “He exemplifies the collegial community that defines the Law School. Jonathan’s work with Student Affairs has created a lasting impact on campus, and I am grateful to have him as a mentor.”
Hoffman also earned a Business Economics and Public Policy Certificate from The Wharton School.
“I came to the Law School with an interest in corporate law and was able to learn from world-renowned professors who wrote the textbooks in their fields,” said Hoffman. “I have learned so much from the faculty and students, and I know that these relationships are going to last far beyond graduation.”
Hoffman plans to join the law firm Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett this fall.