In its announcement, the College also named Distinguished Law Students in the First, Fourth, Ninth, and Eleventh Circuits (Circuits rotate biannually) as well as their inaugural Distinguished Business Students. Only one student is selected from each Circuit for this prestigious award.
Eligible students, who must be nominated by either a member of the College or professor or dean of their law school, undergo a rigorous evaluation process that includes a review of their academic standing as well as interviews and a submission of written materials.
Baum was nominated by Charles A. Heimbold, Jr. Professor of Law Charles W. Mooney Jr. after successfully completing Mooney’s bankruptcy course. Last summer, Baum also assisted Mooney with research on the insolvency of Cryptocurrency exchanges around the world.
Award winners receive an all-expenses paid trip to the College’s annual induction ceremony and related events, to be held October 5-6, 2021 in Indianapolis. Honorees will have the opportunity to meet and get to know the most distinguished bankruptcy practitioners and judges in the country.