Posted: December 4th, 2014
Professor Michael Green of Wake Forest Law has been named a winner in The Association of American Law Schools (AALS) 2015 awards for excellence in legal education. Green will receive the Section on Torts and Compensation Systems William L. Prosser Award. The awards are hosted by several sections of the association which are organized around various academic disciplines and topics of interest. The winners will be acknowledged at section programs during the 2015 AALS Annual Meeting, Jan. 2-5 in Washington, D.C.
“I’d like to congratulate the 2015 AALS section award winners,” said Daniel B. Rodriguez, AALS President and dean of Northwestern University Law School. “These law professors represent the very best of our academic community and their commitment to our students and excellence in our profession is rightly celebrated by these section awards.”
Professor Green is a nationally and internationally recognized torts teacher and scholar. In January 2015 he will receive the William L. Prosser award for “outstanding contributions in scholarship, teaching and service in torts and compensation systems.” He served as Co-Reporter for the Restatement (Third) of Torts: Liability for Physical and Emotional Harm, Green and his Co-Reporter President and Professor William C. Powers, Jr. of the University of Texas were jointly honored with the John G. Fleming Memorial Prize for Torts Scholarship in 2012. Green is a member of the European Group on Tort Law, which prepared and published the Principles of European Tort Law in 2005. He is a founding member and Executive Committee member of the World Tort Law Society, an organization of torts scholars from Europe, Asia and the Americas.
The 2015 AALS section award winners are:
Section on Academic Support Award
Section on Clinical Legal Education William Pincus Award
Section on Criminal Justice Junior Scholar Award
Section on Evidence Wigmore Award
Section on Federal Courts Best Article Award
Section on Law Libraries and Legal Information Award
Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning and Research Award
Section on Minority Groups Clyde Ferguson Award
Mario Barnes, University of California, Irvine School of Law
Angela Onwuachi-Willig, University of Iowa College of Law
Section on Minority Groups Derrick A. Bell Jr. Award
Section on Pro-Bono & Public Service Opportunities Deborah L. Rhode Award
Section on Pro-Bono & Public Service Opportunities Father Robert Drinan Award
Section on Torts and Compensation Systems William L. Prosser Award
Section on Women in Legal Education Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lifetime Achievement Award
The Association of American Law Schools (AALS), founded in 1900, is a nonprofit association of 178 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.
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