School Announces Faculty Awards

  • E-mail E-mail
  • Google+
  • Reddit Reddit
Award Winners
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:

Richard Saver

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.

W. Mark C. Weidemaier

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.

Erika Wilson

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.

Elizabeth Gibson

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.

Award Winners
Associate Dean Jeff Hirsch and Professor Richard Saver. Photo by Tom Fuldner.

-April 27, 2016

UNC School of Law | Van Hecke-Wettach Hall | 160 Ridge Road, CB #3380 | Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3380 | 919.962.5106 | Accessibility


If you are seeing this, you are either using a non-graphical browser or Netscape 4.x (4.7, 4.8, etc.) and this page appears very plain. If you are using a 4.x version of Netscape, this site is fully functional but lacks styles and optimizations available in other browsers. For full functionality, please upgrade your browser to the latest version of Internet Explorer or Firefox.