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AALS Announces 2016 Section Award Winners

Washington, D.C. (December 7, 2015) – The Association of American Law Schools (AALS) announced the winners of its 2016 awards for excellence in legal education. The awards are hosted by sections of the association which are primarily organized by academic discipline. The winners will be honored at section programs during the 2016 AALS Annual Meeting, January 6-10 in New York City.

“The AALS section award winners include some of the leading law teachers and scholars in the country,” said Blake D. Morant, AALS President and Dean at The George Washington University Law School. “These individuals represent our continuing commitment to excellence in legal education and we are thrilled to acknowledge their significant contributions with these section awards.”

The 2016 AALS section award winners are:

Section on Animal Law Award
Pamela D. Frasch, Lewis and Clark Law School

Section on Clinical Legal Education William Pincus Award
Bryan L. Adamson, Seattle University School of Law

Section on Criminal Justice Junior Scholar Award
Andrew Manuel Crespo, Harvard Law School

Section on Federal Courts Best Article Award
Samuel L. Bray, University of California, Los Angeles School of Law

Section on Law Libraries and Legal Information Award
Blair Kauffman, Yale Law School

Section on Law, Medicine and Health Care Award
John V. Jacobi, Seton Hall University School of Law

Section on Law and Sports Award
Paul C. Weiler, Harvard Law School

Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning and Research Award
Suzanne E. Rowe, University of Oregon School of Law

Section on Minority Groups Clyde Ferguson Award
Catherine E. Smith, University of Denver Sturm College of Law

Section on Minority Groups Derrick A. Bell Jr. Award
Sahar F. Aziz, Texas A&M University School of Law

Section on Minority Groups Trailblazer Award
Lisa M. Fairfax, The George Washington University Law School

Section on Pro-Bono & Public Service Opportunities Deborah L. Rhode Award
James H. Rosenblatt, Mississippi College School of Law

Section on Pro-Bono & Public Service Opportunities Father Robert Drinan Award
Janet Weinstein, California Western School of Law

Section on Professional Responsibility Fred C. Zacharias Memorial Prize
Elizabeth Chamblee Burch, University of Georgia School of Law
Morris A. Ratner, University of California, Hastings College of the Law

Section on Student Services Peter N. Kutulakis Student Services Award
Lawrence S. Krieger, Florida State University College of Law

Section on Torts and Compensation Systems William L. Prosser Award
Aaron Twerski, Brooklyn Law School

Section on Women in Legal Education Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lifetime Achievement Award
Marina Angel, Temple University, James E. Beasley School of Law

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About the AALS
The Association of American Law Schools (AALS), founded in 1900, is a nonprofit association of 180 law schools. Its members enroll most of the nation’s law students and produce the majority of the country’s lawyers and judges, as well as many of its lawmakers. The mission of AALS is to uphold and advance excellence in legal education. In support of this mission, AALS promotes the core values of excellence in teaching and scholarship, academic freedom, and diversity, including diversity of backgrounds and viewpoints, while seeking to improve the legal profession, to foster justice, and to serve our many communities–local, national and international.