AALS Announces 2022 Section Award Winners

Press Release
Contact:
Jim Greif
jgreif@aals.org
(202) 296-1593

Washington, D.C. (December 29, 2021) – The Association of American Law Schools (AALS) is proud to announce the winners of its 2022 section awards.

The awards are hosted by several of the association’s 104 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 2022 AALS Annual Meeting on January 5.

“AALS Sections have helped connect faculty to each other, provide mentorship, and celebrate excellence in law and legal education,” said AALS President Vincent D. Rougeau. “Over the last two years, these connections have never been more important. AALS joins our sections in recognizing these outstanding individuals, programs, and organizations.”

The 2022 AALS section award winners are:

Deborah L. Rhode Award from Sections on Leadership, Pro Bono & Service Opportunities, Professional Responsibility, and Women in Legal Education
Stacy Butler, University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law
Wendy Greene, Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law

Section on Academic Support Trailblazer Award
Sarah Schendel, Suffolk University Law School

Section on Administrative Law Emerging Scholar Award
Benjamin Eidelson, Harvard Law School
Blake Emerson, University of California, Los Angeles School of Law

Section on Alternative Dispute Resolution Best Article of the Year
David Horton, University of California, Davis, School of Law

Section on Animal Law Excellence in Animal Law Scholarship Teaching Service
Mariann Sullivan, Cornell Law School

Section on Balance in Legal Education Annual Award of the Section on Balance & Well-Being in Legal Education
Shailini George, Suffolk University Law School

Section on Clinical Legal Education M. Shanara Gilbert Award
Anita Sinha, American University, Washington College of Law

Section on Clinical Legal Education Ellmann Memorial Clinical Scholarship Award
Deborah Archer, New York University School of Law
Richard J. Wilson, American University, Washington College of Law

Section on Comparative Law 2022 Mark Tushnet Prize
Mark Jia, Harvard Law School
Honorable Mention:
Paul Figueroa, University of New Mexico School of Law

Section on Criminal Justice Junior Scholars Paper Competition
Aaron Littman, University of California, Los Angeles School of Law
Renagh O’Leary, University of Wisconsin Law School

Section on East Asian Law and Society Lifetime Achievement Award
Jerome Cohen, New York University School of Law

Section on Election Law Distinguished Scholarship Award 
Joshua S. Sellers, Arizona State University, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law
Roger Michalski, University of Oklahoma College of Law

Section on Evidence John Henry Wigmore Award for Lifetime Achievement
Eleanor Swift, University of California, Berkeley School of Law

Section on Family and Juvenile Law Achievement Award
Barbara Bennett Woodhouse, Emory University School of Law

Section on Federal Courts Best Article on Federal Jurisdiction by an Untenured Faculty Member
Rachel Bayefsky, University of Virginia School of Law

Section on Global Engagement Outstanding Achievement Award
Mark Wojcik, University of Illinois Chicago School of Law

Section on Jurisprudence Hart-Dworkin Award in Legal Philosophy
Frederick Schauer, University of Virginia School of Law

Section on Law and Sports Award
Gabriel Feldman, Tulane University Law School

Section on Law Libraries and Legal Information Outstanding Service & Contributions to the Profession
Carol Watson, University of Georgia School of Law

Section on Law, Medicine and Health Care Community Service Award
Katy Ramsey Mason, The University of Memphis, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law

Section on Law Professors with Disabilities and Allies Chai Feldblum Award
Chai Feldblum, EEO and DEI Advocate

Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research Award
Karen Mika, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University

Section on Minority Groups Clyde Ferguson Award
Dean Leonard Baynes, University of Houston Law Center
Laura W. Gómez, University of California, Los Angeles School of Law

Section on Minority Groups Derrick A. Bell, Jr. Award
Monica C. Bell, Yale Law School

Section on Part-Time Division Programs Part-Time Program Excellence
Kirk Walter, Loyola University Chicago College of Law

Section on Pre-Law Education and Admission to Law School Excellence in Pre-Law Advising Award
Glenn D. Magpantay, Hunter College, The City University of New York

Section on Pre-Law Education and Admission to Law School Organizational Change-Maker Award
AccessLex Institute

Section on Pre-Law Education and Admission to Law School Programmatic Change-Maker Award
FIU Law Path to the Legal Profession

Section on Pre-Law Education and Admission to Law School Unsung Hero Award
Madelyn Farrens, Fairleigh Dickinson University School of Public and Global Affairs

Section on Pre-Law Education and Admission to Law School Up-and-Comer Award
Jean Pierre Bonnet-Laboy, Saint Louis University School of Law

Section on Pro Bono & Public Service Opportunities Access to Justice Award
Ryan Sullivan, University of Nebraska College of Law

Section on Pro Bono & Public Service Opportunities Emerging Leader Award
Allison Constance, University of North Carolina School of Law

Section on Pro Bono & Public Service Opportunities Lifetime Achievement Award
Marjorie McDiarmid, West Virginia University College of Law

Section on Professional Responsibility Fred C. Zacharias Memorial Prize
Anthony V. Alfieri, University of Miami School of Law
Bradley Wendel, Cornell Law School
Angela Onwuachi-Willig, Boston University School of Law

Section on Student Services Peter N. Kutulakis Award
Janet Stearns, University of Miami School of Law

Section on Technology, Law and Legal Education 2022 Section Award
Alyson Carrel, Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law

Section on Torts and Compensation Systems William L. Prosser Award
Martha Chamallas, Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law

Section on Women and Legal Education Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lifetime Achievement Award
Camille deJorna, Law School Admission Council

About the AALS
The Association of American Law Schools (AALS), founded in 1900, is a nonprofit association of 176 member and 19 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.