Posted: May 27th, 2003 | By: Ann Gibbs
For many years, the third-year class has voted upon a professor to be honored with the SBA’s Teacher of the Year Award. This award recognizes the outstanding classroom teaching skills of the selected faculty member. This year, the SBA created an additional award to specially honor a Legal Writing Professor for teaching skills in this very important area. Professors David Logan and Laura Graham were selected as the 2003 Teachers of the Year.
Professor Logan began his teaching career at the Law School over 20 years ago. He teaches in the areas of Professional Responsibility, Torts and Media Law and is well known for his innovative approaches to teaching. His selection as Teacher of the Year is especially poignant this year because he will be leaving Wake Forest this summer to assume the position of Dean at the Ralph R. Papitto School of Law, Roger Williams University.
Laura Graham has been a member of the Wake Forest Legal Writing Faculty since 1999. Before joining Wake Forest, she clerked for the North Carolina Court of Appeals and practiced with a Jacksonville, North Carolina firm for three years. The analytical and writing abilities that she developed from these past experiences along with her excellent teaching techniques and caring demeanor combine to insure that her students leave her classroom with outstanding legal writing skills. As a special tribute to Professor Graham, the SBA named this award the Graham Teacher of the Year Award.