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AALS Announces 2018 Section Award Winners

 
Washington, D.C. (December 8, 2017) – The Association of American Law Schools (AALS) is proud to announce the winners of its 2018 section 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. This year’s winners will be acknowledged during specific section programming at the 2018 AALS Annual Meeting, January 3-6 in San Diego.
 
“Sections are a vibrant part of our association and serve as a forum for legal educators to connect, collaborate, support one another, and celebrate each other’s accomplishments,” said AALS President Paul Marcus, Haynes Professor of Law, William & Mary Law School. “We are pleased to announce these honorees from our sections.”
 
The 2018 AALS section award winners are:
 
Section on Academic Support Award
Linda Feldman, Brooklyn Law School
 
Section on Animal Law Award
Joan E. Schaffner, The George Washington University Law School
 
Section on Business Associations Outstanding Mentor Award
Afra Afsharipour, University of California, Davis, School of Law
James D. Cox, Duke University Law School
Lisa M. Fairfax, George Washington University Law School
Jill Fisch, University of Pennsylvania Law School
Lyman P.Q. Johnson, Washington & Lee School of Law
Joan MacLeod Heminway, University of Tennessee College of Law
Brett McDonnell, University of Minnesota Law School
David Millon, Washington & Lee School of Law
Donna M. Nagy, Indiana University Maurer School of Law
Frank Partnoy, University of San Diego School of Law
Randall S. Thomas, Vanderbilt University School of Law
Robert B. Thompson, Georgetown University Law Center
 
Section on Clinical Legal Education William Pincus Award
Carol Izumi, University of California, Hastings College of the Law
 
Section on Criminal Justice Junior Scholar Award
John Rappaport, The University of Chicago Law School
 
Section on Evidence Award
Roger Park, University of California, Hastings College of the Law
 
Section on Federal Courts Daniel J. Meltzer Award
Henry Monaghan, Columbia Law School
David L. Shapiro, Harvard Law School
 
Section on Law and Religion Award for Excellence in Scholarship
Christopher Lund, Wayne State University Law School
 
Section on Law and Sports Award
Timothy Davis, Wake Forest University School of Law
 
Section on Law Libraries and Legal Information Award
Richard A. Danner, Duke University School of Law
 
Section on Law, Medicine and Health Care Award
Charity Scott, Georgia State University College of Law
 
Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning and Research Award
Darby Dickerson, The John Marshall Law School
 
Section on Minority Groups Clyde Ferguson Award
Dorothy A. Brown, Emory University School of Law
Guy-Uriel Charles, Duke University School of Law
 
Section on Minority Groups Derrick A. Bell Jr. Award
Stacy Hawkins, Rutgers Law School
 
Section on Pro-Bono & Public Service Opportunities Deborah L. Rhode Award
Angela Drake, University of Missouri School of Law
 
Section on Pro-Bono & Public Service Opportunities Father Robert Drinan Award
Thomas Schoenherr, Fordham University School of Law
 
Section on Professional Responsibility Fred C. Zacharias Memorial Prize
Robert W. Gordon, Stanford Law School
 
Section on Torts and Compensation Systems William L. Prosser Award
Marshall S. Shapo, Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law
 
Section on Women in Legal Education Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lifetime Achievement Award
Tamar Frankel, Boston 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.