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Weigand Alumnus Selected as Department of Justice Civil Division 2012 Rookie of the Year

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Tim Belsan (Washburn, ’09) was selected as one of the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Division’s 2012 Rookie of the Year award winners.  The award is given “in recognition of exceptional performance and notable contributions toward the Division’s mission by any employee with fewer than three years of service with the Division, and fewer than five years overall Federal service.”  Belsan received the award at the Civil Division’s annual awards ceremony in December. 

“I am very honored to receive this award,” Belsan said.  “I have been consistently impressed by the quality and effort of my fellow attorneys at the Department and am humbled to have been selected from such an amazing group.”

The Civil Division is the largest litigating division in the Department of Justice, with over 1,000 attorneys.

Belsan joined the Department of Justice in the fall of 2011 after clerking for the Honorable Deanell Reece Tacha, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, and serving as an adjunct professor at Washburn Law School.  He and his wife Asha live in Alexandria, Virginia.


(L to R) Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Stuart Delery, Tim Belsan, Deputy Assistant Attorney General August Flentje, and Associate Attorney General Tony West