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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Nominations for AALS Prosser Award

The Torts and Compensation Systems section of the American Association of Law Schools (AALS) is soliciting nominations for the William L. Prosser Award.  The award "recognize[s] outstanding contributions of law teachers in scholarship, teaching and service in ... torts and compensation systems ...."   The two most recent distinguished recipients are Robert Rabin and Dan Dobbs. Past recipients also include luminaries such as  Leon Green, Wex Malone,  and John Wade.

Any law professor is eligible to nominate another law professor for the award.  Selection of the recipient will be made by members of the Executive Committee of the Torts and Compensation Systems Section, based on the recommendation of a special selection committee.  The announcement of the award will be made at the annual AALS meeting in January, 2010.   

Nominations, accompanied by a brief supporting statement, should be submitted to Prof. Michael L. Rustad, Secretary of the Executive Committee, either by regular mail or e-mail  at  Nominations must be received no later than 5 pm eastern time (U.S.) on July 1, 2009.   If you have previously submitted nominations, please resubmit them.  E-mail submissions at are preferred.   If you prefer to mail the nominations, please send them to the address below:


Michael L. Rustad
Thomas F. Lambert Jr. Professor of Law &
Co-Director of the Intellectual Property Law Concentration
Suffolk University Law School
120 Tremont Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02108-4977
Tel: 617-573-8190



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