UNC School of Law presented three awards to distinguished faculty on Wednesday, April 29, 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 Alexa Z. Chew
, clinical assistant professor of law. The 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.
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 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.
The Charles E. Daye Outstanding Service Award, awarded to Judith Welch Wegner
, Burton Craige Professor of Law. This award is conferred annually on the basis of 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 John Charles "Jack" Boger '74, Wade Edwards Distinguished Professor of Law, was also recognized for his nine years of service as dean of the law school. Boger will return to the faculty of the law school July 1.
Professor Melissa Jacoby, Dean Jack Boger and Professor Alexa Chew. Photo by Donn Young.
-May 1, 2015