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AALS Announces 2017 Section Award Winners

 
Washington, D.C. (December 8, 2016) – The Association of American Law Schools (AALS) announced the winners of its 2017 awards for excellence in legal education.

The awards are hosted by sections of the association which are organized around various academic disciplines and topics of interest. The winners will be acknowledged during section programming during the 2017 AALS Annual Meeting, January 3-7 in San Francisco.

“Sections are an integral part of the AALS community of teachers and scholars and we are proud to present the following awards to these outstanding individuals,” said Kellye Y. Testy, AALS President and Dean of the University of Washington School of Law. “The recipients represent a commitment to the advancement of legal education and we are honored to acknowledge their achievements at the 2017 AALS Annual Meeting.”

The 2017 AALS section award winners are:

Section on Animal Law Award
David S. Favre, Michigan State University College of Law

Section on Antitrust Lifetime Achievement Award
Eleanor M. Fox, New York University School of Law

Section on Clinical Legal Education William Pincus Award
Frank Askin, Rutgers Law School
Thomas F. Geraghty, Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law

Section on Criminal Justice Junior Scholar Award
Mila Sohoni, University of San Diego School of Law

Section on Evidence
Michael Risinger, Seton Hall University School of Law

Section on Federal Courts Best Article Award
Richard M. Re, University of California, Los Angeles School of Law

Section on Law, Medicine and Health Care Community Service Award
Sidney D. Watson, Saint Louis University School of Law

Section on Law and Religion Award for Excellence in Scholarship
Nathan Chapman, University of Georgia School of Law

Section on Law and Sports
Gary R. Roberts, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Section on Law Libraries and Legal Information Award
Joan Howland, University of Minnesota Law School

Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research Award
Linda Berger, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law

Section on Minority Groups Clyde Ferguson Award
Devon Wayne Carbado, University of California, Los Angeles School of Law

Section on Minority Groups Derrick A. Bell Jr. Award
Vinay Harpalani, Savannah Law School

Section on Pro-Bono & Public Service Opportunities Deborah L. Rhode Award
Jennifer Gundlach, Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University

Section on Pro-Bono & Public Service Opportunities Father Robert Drinan Award
Paolo Annino, Florida State University College of Law

Section on Professional Responsibility Fred C. Zacharias Memorial Prize
Leslie C. Levin, University of Connecticut School of Law
Kate Levine, St. John’s University School of Law

Section on Torts and Compensation Systems William L. Prosser Award
Stephen Sugarman, University of California, Berkeley School of Law

Section on Women in Legal Education Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lifetime Achievement Award
Martha Albertson Fineman, Emory University 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 179 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.