Date Chartered: 1/1/1973
The Section on Torts and Compensation Systems promotes and stimulates ideas, interest, and activities, and the communication and discussion thereof, among those concerned with the teaching, administration, improvement, and reformation of the law relating to torts and compensation systems.
Defamation and Privacy (Co-sponsored by Torts and Compensation Systems)
Jurisprudence (Co-sponsored by Torts and Compensation Systems)
Teaching Methods (Co-sponsored by Torts and Compensation Systems)
William L. Prosser Award
The purpose of this award is to recognize outstanding contributions of law teachers in scholarship, teaching and service in the torts and compensation systems of law.
Nominations and Eligibility: Competition for the Award is to be announced through AALS Newsletters, at the annual meeting of the Section, and in the Section newsletter, “Torts and Retorts.” Any law teacher may nominate another law teacher for the award. Nominations for the Award shall be open from the annual meeting in January of each year to June 30.
Selection Process: The selection committee shall consist of the members of the Torts and Compensation Systems Executive Committee. Selection of a recipient will be made no later than November 1st.
|Year||Award Name||Recipient||Law School|
|2021||William L. Prosser Award||Jack Weinstein||United States District Court Judge for the Eastern District of New York|
|2020||William L. Prosser Award||Anita Bernstein||Brooklyn Law School|
|2019||William L. Prosser Award||Kenneth Simons||University of California, Irvine School of Law|
|2018||William L. Prosser Award||Marshall Shapo||Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law|
|2017||William L. Prosser Award||Stephen Sugarman||University of California, Berkeley School of Law|
|2016||William L. Prosser Award||Aaron Twerski||Brooklyn Law School|
|2015||William L. Prosser Award||Michael Green||Wake Forest University School of Law|
|2014||William L. Prosser Award||James A. Henderson Jr.||Cornell Law School|
|2013||William L. Prosser Award||Jane Stapleton||The University of Texas School of Law|
|2012||William L. Prosser Award||Richard A. Posner||United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and Senior Lecturer, University of Chicago Law School|