The Justinian Order of St. John Fisher College was formed in the spring of 2002 and is an academic and legal society intended to create collegiality among Fisher graduates professionally involved with the law. Members have the opportunity to gather socially, bond professionally, and pass on the legacy of Fisher’s legal scholarship to younger alumni and students. The group is comprised of over 400 judges, attorneys and other law professionals – all graduates of St. John Fisher College.
Justinian Order Events
The Justinian Order traditionally holds two large annual events, the Justinian Order Civic Luncheon in May, and the Justinian Order Medal Reception in the fall. In addition, members of the Justinian Order regularly visit campus to speak to classes and mentor students.
For information on events or to find out how you can be involved, call (585) 385-5292. To nominate an alumnus or alumna professionally involved with the law for the Justinian Order Medal, use the alumni awards nomination form.
The Justinian Medal
Justinian Medal recipients are individuals of outstanding service to their profession and their community.
Justinian Medal Recipients
November 2014 - Michael R. Law ’69, Esq.
November 2012 – John J. LaDuca ’65, Esq.
December 2011 – Anne D. Riley ’80, Esq.
November 2010 – Leo J. Kesselring ’55, Esq.
November 2009 – Richard A. Calabrese ’57, Esq.
November 2008 – Frank B. Iacovangelo ’62, Esq.
November 2007 – The Honorable Joseph D. McGuire ’66
November 2006 – R. Wayne LeChase, Esq.
November 2005 – The Honorable Edmund J. Calvaruso ’66
November 2004 – Thomas N. Trevett ’64, Esq.
November 2003 – The Honorable Francis A. Affronti ’63
May 2002 – The Honorable David G. Larimer ’66
Justinian Order News
St. John Fisher College awarded its 12th annual Justinian Medal to Michael R. Law, Esq. ’69 on Tuesday, November 18, at an early evening reception at the Genesee Valley Club. Law is a partner with Phillips Lytle, LLP.
Justinian Order Mission
The Justinian Order of St. John Fisher College recognizes with pride the network of Fisher alumni (ae) engaged in the practice and administration of law and promotes the mutual interests of its alma mater and the legal profession through:
Collegiality - maintaining friendships amongst fellow graduates conducive to productive networking;
Professional Bonding - utilizing occasional society organized programs/seminars/presentations pertinent to the law profession, along with interdisciplinary possibilities such as medicine, accounting, and business;
Advisory Mentoring - to newly admitted attorneys and, where appropriate, to prospective students contemplating admissions to the College, to Fisher undergraduates contemplating the study of the law, and to possible internship assistance;
Advocacy - for the alma mater amongst peers and related professional centers of influence;
Camaraderie - through overall general support to the College with enhanced participation in reunions and cultural and social activities, involving spouses and guests.