The 2019 UNC School of Law Faculty Award Recipients. From left, Nichol, Jacoby, Mosteller, Everett, Coyle and Dean Martin H. Brinkley '92.
School of Law presented four awards to distinguished faculty on Wednesday, April 17, in a ceremony at the Paul J.
Rizzo Conference Center.
The awards presented include:
The Robert G. Byrd Award for Excellence and Creativity in
Teaching, awarded to Lewis
Moore “Luke” Everett ’08, Clinical Associate Professor of Law.
Byrd Award 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.
Hecke-Wettach Award for Excellence in Scholarship, awarded to Gene R. Nichol,
Tinsley Distinguished Professor of Law. Every second year, the law school
awards the Van Hecke-Wettach Award -- named for two Carolina Law deans of the
1930s and 1940s respectively, Maurice van Hecke and Robert Wettach -- for the
completion of an outstanding book or monograph. Nichol was recognized for his
Faces of Poverty in North Carolina: Stories from Our Invisible Citizens”
(UNC Press, 2018).
The James H. Chadbourn Award for Excellence in Scholarship,
awarded to Melissa B.
Jacoby,Graham Kenan Professor of Law
. The Chadbourn Award is named for
James H. Chadbourn, editor-in-chief of the North Carolina Law Review
1930-1931, a member of the Carolina 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. Jacoby was recognized for her article “Corporate
(166 U. Pa. L. Rev. 1715, 2018).
The Charles E. Daye Award for Excellence in Service, awarded to John F.
Ivey II Term Professor of Law, Associate Professor of Law
award is conferred annually based on service performed within the two years
prior to the 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.
At Wednesday’s ceremony, Robert P. Mosteller
Dickson Phillips Distinguished Professor of Law, was also recognized for 10 years of
teaching service to the law school. Mosteller retired this academic year after a
decade at Carolina Law and before that, 25 years at Duke Law.
-April 25, 2019