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AALS Announces 2021 Section Award Winners

 

Washington, D.C. (December 17, 2020) – The Association of American Law Schools (AALS) is proud to announce the winners of its 2021 section awards for excellence in legal education.

The awards are hosted by several of the association’s 103 sections that are organized around various academic disciplines and topics of interest. This year’s winners will be acknowledged during an online awards ceremony at the 2021 AALS Annual Meeting on January 5.

“This year, AALS sections were more important than ever as law school faculty and administrators supported each other through online events, mentorship programs, discussions about important legal issues, scholarly exchanges, and teaching advice.” said Darby Dickerson, AALS President and Dean of UIC John Marshall Law School. “I am honored to present the following awardees who represent outstanding achievement as honored by their sections.”

The 2021 AALS section award winners are:

Section on Academic Support Legacy in Leadership Award
Paula Manning, University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law

Section on Academic Support Trailblazer Award
Marsha Griggs, Washburn University School of Law

Section on Administrative Law Emerging Scholar Award
Joy Milligan, University of California Berkeley School of Law

Section on Alternative Dispute Resolution’s Best Article      
Michael Moffitt, University of Oregon School of Law

Section on Clinical Legal Education William Pincus Award
Susan Bennett, American University Washington College of Law
Nancy Maurer, Albany Law School

Section on Comparative Law Mark Tushnet Prize
Winner:
Pamela Bookman, Fordham University School of Law
Honorable Mentions:
Jonathan L. Marshfield, University of Nebraska College of Law
Yuvraj Joshi, Yale Law School

Section on Criminal Justice Junior Scholars Paper Competition
Winner:
Jamelia Morgan, University of Connecticut School of Law
Honorable Mentions:
Stephanie Holmes Didwania, Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law
Kate Weisburd, George Washington University Law School

Section on Election Law John Hart Ely Prize in the Law of Democracy
Richard Briffault, Columbia Law School

Section on Evidence John Henry Wigmore Award for Lifetime Achievement
Edward Imwinkelried, University of California Davis School of Law

Section on Family & Juvenile Law Achievement Award
Andrew Schepard, Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
Susan Frelich Appleton, Washington University in St. Louis School of Law

Section on Federal Courts Best Article on the Law of Federal Jurisdiction
Merritt McAlister, University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law

Section on Federal Courts Daniel J. Meltzer Award
Richard Fallon, Harvard Law School
Martin Redish, Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law

Section on Jurisprudence Article Award
Deborah Hellman, University of Virginia School of Law

Section on Jurisprudence Hart-Dworkin Award in Legal Philosophy
Michael Moore, University of Illinois College of Law

Section on Law Libraries and Legal Information Award
Pauline Aranas, University of Southern California Gould School of Law

Section on Law, Medicine and Health Care Health Law Community Service Award
Jennifer Oliva, Seton Hall University School of Law

Section on Law and Mental Disability Elyn R. Saks Lifetime Achievement Award
John Jacobi, Seton Hall University School of Law

Section on Law and Religion Harold Berman Award for Excellence in Scholarship
Elizabeth Katz, Washington University in St. Louis School of Law

Section on Law and Sports Award
Stephen Ross, The Pennsylvania State University – Penn State Law

Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research Award
Cassandra Hill, Northern Illinois University College of Law

Section on Minority Groups Clyde Ferguson Award
Charlton Copeland, University of Miami School of Law

Section on Minority Groups Derrick A. Bell, Jr. Award
Carliss Chatman, Washington and Lee University School of Law

Section on Pro Bono & Public Service Opportunities Deborah L. Rhode Award
Erwin Chemerinsky, University of California, Berkeley School of Law

Section on Pro Bono & Public Service Opportunities Father Robert Drinan Award
Pamela Robinson, University of South Carolina School of Law

Section on Professional Responsibility Fred C. Zacharias Memorial Prize for Scholarship
Irene Joe, University of California Davis School of Law
Noah Rosenblum, New York University School of Law

Section on Remedies Lifetime Scholarly Achievement Award
Doug Rendleman, Washington and Lee University School of Law

Section on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Issues 2021 Individual LGBTQ+ Inclusive Excellence Award
Clifford Rosky, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law

Section on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Issues 2021 Institutional LGBTQ+ Inclusive Excellence Award
Golden Gate University School of Law

Section on Student Services Peter N. Kutulakis Award
Aaron Taylor, AccessLex Center for Legal Education Excellence

Section on Technology, Law and Legal Education Award
April Dawson, North Carolina Central University School of Law

Section on Torts and Compensation Systems Prosser Award
Jack Weinstein, United States District Court Judge for the Eastern District of New York

Section on Women in Legal Education Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lifetime Achievement Award
Kimberlé Crenshaw, University of California, Los Angeles School of Law & Columbia Law School

About the AALS
The Association of American Law Schools (AALS), founded in 1900, is a nonprofit association of 176 member and 17 fee-paid 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.