Gold 'n Gavel 2014
Grant Woods (Class of 1979) is one of Arizona’s premier attorneys and enjoys a superior reputation as a trial lawyer, a negotiator, and in government relations. He graduated from Occidental College in 1976, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He graduated from Arizona State University College of Law in 1979 and was the 1999 Alumnus of the Year from the law school. He served as the first Congressional Chief of Staff for then U.S. Representative John McCain of Arizona.
John Karalis, a skilled international negotiator, enjoyed a 30-year career as a corporate lawyer and business executive. He is the author of International Joint Ventures: A Practical Guide (West Publishing, 1992). He graduated from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1963, where he was a senior editor of the Minnesota Law Review and was elected to the Order of the Coif.
“I am deeply humbled to have been named one of this year’s Gold ’n Gavel Scholars. Like many of my peers, law school would not be a possibility without the support of scholarships.
“Being named a Gold ’n Gavel Scholar has helped change my life. Although being a Gold ’n Gavel Scholar has many benefits, including the fact that I am now affiliated with ASU Law’s biggest event of the year, the biggest benefit has been having the financial support to take advantage of the many great legal opportunities around me.