Monday, June 28, 2010
From Mike Rustad:
Dear Section Members:
The Torts and Compensation Systems section of the American Association of Law Schools (AALS) is soliciting nominations for the William L. Prosser Award for 2011. The Prosser award "recognize[s] outstanding contributions of law teachers in scholarship, teaching and service in ... torts and compensation systems ...." The three most recent distinguished recipients are Oscar Gray, Dan Dobbs, and Robert Rabin. 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, 2011.
Nominations, accompanied by a brief supporting statement, should be submitted to Prof. Michael L. Rustad, Chair Elect of the Executive Committee, either by regular mail or e-mail at profrustad [at] aol.com. Since I am in Sweden teaching at the University of Lund until July 14, I will extend the period of nomination until July 20, 2010. Nominations must be received no later than 5 pm eastern time (U.S.) on July 20, 2010. E-mail submissions at profrustad [at] aol.com are preferred. Under our section’s policy for the Prosser award, all letters must be accompanied by a letter of support via email or hard copy at 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