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UNC School of Law presented three awards to distinguished faculty on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 in a ceremony at the Paul J. Rizzo Conference Center.

The awards presented include:

The Byrd Award

Joseph Kennedy

The Robert G. Byrd Award for Excellence and Creativity in Teaching is named for Robert G. Byrd, an alumnus of the school who served as a member of the faculty from 1963 until 2004, and as dean from 1974-1979.

Joseph E. Kennedy
Professor of Law

The Chadbourn Award

W. Mark C. Weidemaier

The Chadbourn Award is named for James H. Chadbourn, editor-in-chief of the North Carolina Law Review in 1930-1931, a member of the UNC Law faculty from 1931-1936, and a co-author of leading texts in civil procedure, federal court, and evidence. In 1933, while at UNC, Chadbourn bravely authored a controversial work titled "Lynching and the Law." This award honors a faculty member's distinguished law journal article.

W. Mark C. Weidemaier
Assistant Professor of Law
"Judging Lite, How Arbitrators Use and Create Precedent"
Volume 90 of the North Carolina Law Review

The Outstanding Service Award

Laura N. Gasaway

This award is conferred annually on the basis of service performed within the two years prior to year in which the award is given. A faculty member is honored for exemplary public service, measured by the time, effort and creativity devoted to service, as well as the impact on the community.

Laura N. Gasaway
Paul B. Eaton Distinguished Professor of Law

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