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AALS Announces 2019 Section Award Winners

 

Washington, D.C. (December 3, 2018) – The Association of American Law Schools (AALS) is proud to announce the winners of its 2019 section awards for excellence in legal education.

The awards are hosted by several sections of the association organized around various academic disciplines and topics of interest. This year’s winners will be acknowledged during specific section programming at the 2019 AALS Annual Meeting, January 2-6 in New Orleans.

“AALS sections are an important way for both law professors and administrators to come together to support, celebrate, and learn from one another,” said Wendy Perdue, AALS President and Dean of University of Richmond School of Law. “The honorees from our sections represent the utmost dedication to law students, legal education, and scholarship in many areas of the law.”

The 2019 AALS section award winners are:

Section on Academic Support Award
David Nadvorney, City University of New York School of Law

Section on Animal Law Award
Rebecca Huss, Valparaiso University School of Law

Section on Antitrust Lifetime Achievement Award
Steven Salop, Georgetown University Law Center

Section on Alternative Dispute Resolution Best Scholarly Article Award
Ellen Deason, The Ohio State University, Michael E. Moritz College of Law

Section on Clinical Legal Education William Pincus Award
David Santacroce, University of Michigan Law School
Alex Scherr, University of Georgia School of Law

Section on Criminal Justice Junior Scholar Award
Sandra Mayson, University of Georgia School of Law
Thea Johnson, University of Maine School of Law

Section on Evidence Wigmore Award
Paul C. Giannelli, Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Section on Jurisprudence Hart/Dworkin Award
Andrew Koppelman, Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law

Section on Law and Religion Award
Kellen Funk, Columbia Law School

Section on Law Libraries and Legal Information Award
Barbara Bintliff, University of Texas School of Law

Section on Law and Sports Award
Matthew Mitten, Marquette University Law School

Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning and Research Award
Charles Calleros, Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law

Section on Minority Groups Clyde Ferguson Award
Robin Lenhardt, Fordham University School of Law

Section on Minority Groups Derrick A. Bell Jr. Award
Ifeoma Ajunwa, Cornell Law School

Section on Pro-Bono & Public Service Opportunities Deborah L. Rhode Award
Vivian Neptune-Rivera, University of Puerto Rico School of Law

Section on Pro-Bono & Public Service Opportunities Father Robert Drinian Award
Louis Rulli, University of Pennsylvania Law School

Section on Professional Responsibility Fred Zacharias Memorial Prize
Eric Fish, Assistant Federal Public Defender, Federal Defenders of San Diego Inc.

Section on Student Services Peter Kutulakis Award
David Jaffe, American University Washington College of Law

Section on Torts and Compensation Systems William L. Prosser Award
Kenneth Simons, University of California Irvine School of Law

Section on Women in Legal Education Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lifetime Achievement Award
Phoebe Haddon, Rutgers University-Camden

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 its many communities–local, national and international.