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Widener Commonwealth Law School

Monday, April 17, 2017

AALS Torts Section Call for Newsletter Items and Prosser Award Nominations

Dear Colleagues,
I hope this email finds you well. We are writing as the Secretary and Treasurer of the AALS Torts & Compensation Systems section to pass along two important notices.
1.  Torts and Compensation Section Newsletter
As most of you know, our section publishes a newsletter each fall listing: (1) symposia related to tort law; (2) recent law review articles on tort law; (3) selected articles from Commonwealth countries on tort law; and (4) books relating to tort law. If you know of any works that should be included, please forward relevant citations and other information to adam.scales@rutgers.edu. The deadline for inclusion in this fall's newsletter is Friday, August 11, 2017.
2.  2018 William L. Prosser Award
This is the first call for nominations for the 2018 William L. Prosser Award. The award recognizes “outstanding contributions of law teachers in scholarship, teaching and service” in torts and compensation systems. Recent recipients include Steve Sugarman, Aaron Twerski, Mike Green, James Henderson, Jane Stapleton, Guido Calabresi, Robert Rabin, Richard Posner, Oscar Gray, and Dan Dobbs. Past recipients include scholars such as Leon Green, Wex Malone, and John Wade.
Any law professor is eligible to nominate another law professor for the award. Nominators can renew past nominations by resubmitting materials. Living tort scholars and those who have passed away within the last five years are eligible for the award. Selection of the recipient will be made by members of the Executive Committee of the Torts & Compensation Systems section, based on the recommendation of a special selection committee. The award will be presented at the annual AALS meeting in San Diego in January 2018.   
Nominations must be accompanied by a brief supporting statement and should be submitted no later than Friday, July 14, 2017. Please email submissions to sahersh@umich.edu.  
We will send additional reminders about both the newsletter and the Prosser Award as the deadlines approach.  In the meantime, feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
All best,
Adam Scales and Scott Hershovitz

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