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AALS Announces 2015 Section Award Winners



Washington, D.C. (November 25, 2014) – The Association of American Law Schools (AALS) announced the winners of its 2015 awards for excellence in legal education. The awards are hosted by several sections of the association which are organized around various academic disciplines and topics of interest. The winners will be acknowledged at section programs during the 2015 AALS Annual Meeting, January 2-5 in Washington, D.C.

“I’d like to congratulate the 2015 AALS section award winners,” said Daniel B. Rodriguez, AALS President and Dean, Northwestern University School of Law. “These law professors represent the very best of our academic community and their commitment to our students and excellence in our profession is rightly celebrated by these section awards.”

The 2015 AALS section award winners are:

Section on Academic Support Award

Paula Lustbader, Seattle University School of Law

Section on Clinical Legal Education William Pincus Award

Ann C. Shalleck, American University, Washington College of Law

Section on Criminal Justice Junior Scholar Award

Saira Mohamed, University of California, Berkeley School of Law

Section on Evidence Wigmore Award

Peter Tillers, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law Yeshiva University

Section on Federal Courts Best Article Award

Seth Davis, University of California, Irvine School of Law

Section on Law Libraries and Legal Information Award

Billie Jo Kaufman, American University, Washington College of Law

Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning and Research Award

Mark E. Wojcik, The John Marshall Law School

Section on Minority Groups Clyde Ferguson Award
Mario Barnes, University of California, Irvine School of Law
Angela Onwuachi-Willig, University of Iowa College of Law

Section on Minority Groups Derrick A. Bell Jr. Award

César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández, Capital University Law School

Section on Pro-Bono & Public Service Opportunities Deborah L. Rhode Award

Gerald Lopez, University of California, Los Angeles School of Law

Section on Pro-Bono & Public Service Opportunities Father Robert Drinan Award

William P. Quigley, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law

Section on Professional Responsibility Fred C. Zacharias Memorial Prize
Russell M. Gold, New York University School of Law

Section on Torts and Compensation Systems William L. Prosser Award
Michael Green, Wake Forest University School of Law

Section on Women in Legal Education Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lifetime Achievement Award

Herma Hill Kay, University of California, Berkeley 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 178 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.