Monday, July 3, 2017

AALS Section on WILE Honoring Tamar Frankel

The Section on Women in Legal Education (WILE) of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) recently announced that our business law colleague from Boston University, Tamar Frankel, is this year's recipient of the Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lifetime Achievement Award.  Kerri Stone, this year's chair of the section, wrote the following in her message to section members on June 23:

Professor Frankel, a true pioneer and mentor to so many, will be honored at the Section's annual luncheon on January 6, 2018 in San Diego. We hope to see all of you there as we reconvene, reconnect, and celebrate Professor Frankel.

I will add (briefly) that I have been personally mentored and supported by Tamar over the years (as I know many law faculty members have been).  She has acknowledged receipt of my reprints (a rare thing) with a pithy comment that indicates she actually read the piece (an even rarer thing).  Her work on money managers and trust law has inspired and founded the scholarship of many (including my own work).  Her comments offered at academic conferences over the years have been insightful and constructive.  She has climbed mountains in her life and career that were tall and difficult to ascend.  I could go on with personal stories, but I will stop here.  It's all gilding an already beautiful lily.  But I will also say that I find it refreshing to see a business law scholar-teacher recognized with one of these general awards--a somewhat rare thing, in my experience.

I will be attending the luncheon in January to honor Tamar.  I hope that many of you also will plan to be there.  Information about the 2018 AALS Annual Meeting is available here.   I will write about some other interesting programs scheduled for the Annual Meeting in the coming months.

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