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Wednesday, July 13, 2022

AALS Torts Section: Call for Newsletter Submissions and Prosser Award Nominations

1. Torts and Compensation Systems Section Newsletter

As most of you know, our section publishes a newsletter each year 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 in this year's newsletter, please forward relevant citations and other information to [email protected]<mailto:[email protected]>. The deadline for inclusion in this year's newsletter is Friday, September 16, 2022.

2. 2023 William L. Prosser Award

This is the first call for nominations for the 2023 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 Martha Chamallas, Jack Weinstein, Anita Bernstein, Ken Simons, Marshall Shapo, 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 2023.

Nominations must be accompanied by a brief supporting statement and should be submitted no later than Friday, September 16, 2022. Please email submissions to Thomas Kadri, [email protected]<mailto:[email protected]>.

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