Dean Martin Brinkley, Professor Erika Wilson, Professor Elizabeth Gibson, Professor Mark Weidemaier. Photo by Tom Fuldner.
UNC School of Law presented three awards to distinguished faculty on Thursday, April 21, 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
Richard S. Saver
, Arch T. Allen Distinguished 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
W. Mark C. Weidemaier
Ralph M. Stockton Jr. Distinguished Scholar and Associate 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 Award for Excellence in Service, awarded to
Erika K. Wilson
, Assistant 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 Thursday's ceremony, S. Elizabeth Gibson '76, Burton Craige Professor of Law, was also recognized for her 33 years of service to the law school. Gibson retires in May.
Associate Dean Jeff Hirsch and Professor Richard Saver. Photo by Tom Fuldner.