Thursday, June 21, 2018
Professor Susan E. Provenzano of the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law has received two teaching awards.
First, the student body voted Sue the recipient of the Robert Childres Award. The Childres Award, commemorating Robert Childres, a beloved member of Northwestern Law’s faculty, is presented annually to the faculty member selected by the student body as the year's most outstanding teacher.
Second, the Dean recently announced Sue would be the recipient of the William Trumbull Lectureship for the 2018-2019 academic year. The lectureship was established in 1977 by the estate of William M. Trumbull (JD '41), a member of the Law School's faculty from 1952-65.
Sue is no stranger to awards and accolades. Hired at Northwestern in 2001, as a member of its Communication and Legal Reasoning faculty, she received a Dean’s Teaching Award in 2003 and 2005, the Student Bar Association’s Faculty Appreciation Award in both 2005 and 2014, the student body award for the Outstanding Small Class Professor in 2014 and the student body award for the Outstanding 1L Class Professor in 2016.
In her time at Northwestern Sue’s teaching has also expanded beyond the Communication and Legal Reasoning Program. In addition to CLR she has taught Civil Procedure to both JD students and to LL.M.s, Torts to LL.M. students, American Legal Studies, Employment Discrimination, Employment Law, Appellate Advocacy, and Effective Legal Writing. She also served as Interim Dean of Students for a year.
Hat tip to Professor Judy Rosenbaum.