Awarded to individuals who have achieved a lifetime of success working in the field of copyright law and who have played an important role in the Los Angeles Copyright Society.
Established by the Los Angeles Copyright Society in 1985, the Peter D. Knecht Award is presented each year to a deserving student, selected by the Dean of the USC Law School, who has displayed excellence in the field of contract and entertainment law.
Camille Brown (2021)
Tara Hattendorf (2019)
Christina Gabrielyan (2018)
Trevor Maxim (2017)
Established in 2007 by Paul’s many friends and colleagues. Paul, who died in 2006 at the age of 81, was a business affairs executive and attorney at Universal Television and its predecessors for more than 50 years. Prior to that, Paul worked at Paramount Studios, George Burns Productions and MCA Artists. Paul was one of the early members of the Los Angeles Copyright Society and was active in L.A.C.S. until his passing. Throughout his career, Paul was a beloved mentor to younger colleagues in the industry. Under the Paul Miller Memorial Fund, outstanding students in copyright and entertainment law from Los Angeles area law schools are selected to attend, free of charge, monthly L.A.C.S. meetings.
Christopher C. Gordon & Brynn M. Bodair - Southwestern Law School (February 2021)
Kristina Funahashi - USC Law School (February 2021)
Katja Kukielski & Owen Connolly - Loyola Law School (February 2021)
Joseph T. Young - UCLA Law School (February 2021)
Sona Patel - Loyola Law School (February 2020)
Ariel Prince - USC Gould School of Law (February 2020)
Laith Helo - Southwestern Law School (January 2020)
Schooner Sonntag - Loyola Law School (February 2018)
Sean Patrick Barry - UCLA Law School (February 2018)
Michael Alfera - Southwestern (February 2018)
Caitlin Devereaux - USC Gould School of Law (February 2018)