Saturday, September 15, 2012
Congratulations to Charlie Sullivan, Recipient of Second Annual Paul Steven Miller Award for Scholarly Contributions to Labor and Employment Law
Last night, during the reception at the Seventh Annual Colloquium on Labor and Employment Law in Chicago, Charlie Sullivan, my co-blogger, friend, and mentor, received the Paul Steven Miller Award for significant contributions to the development of labor and employment law scholarship.
As I said in my remarks last night during the award ceremony (and Mike Zimmer made eloquent remarks as well to his good friend):
The Paul Steven Miller Award is of course about the influence one has had on the development of scholarship in labor and employment law. I would be hard pressed to think of someone (perhaps with the exception of last year's recipient, Mike Zimmer) who has a more profound and lasting effect on the development of employment discrimination law doctrine in the United States (of course, he has also written important pieces in employment law, antitrust law, and contracts law, to name a few other areas). Charlie started to write in this area as early as 1976, and has not let up in the sheer volume and quality of his scholarship in the last 35 and more years. The man is stunningly prolific . . . .
All you need to do is read any employment discrimination law article from any other law professor in the country to know that they have felt Charlie's influence and they, like me, are indebted to him for all that he has done for the development of employment discrimination law.
I know, tonight, that Paul Miller, an eminent Title VII scholar and government official, is looking down on us this evening and smiling that impish grin of his. He's saying: "You could not have picked a better and more deserving person for this honor!"