UNC School of Law presented four awards to distinguished faculty on Tuesday, April 24, 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 S. Elizabeth Gibson, Burton Craige 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 Richard S. Saver, Professor of Law, for his article, "Health Care Reform's Wild Card: The Uncertain Effectiveness of Comparative Effectiveness Research," published in the University of Pennsylvania Law Review.
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 Van Hecke-Wettach Award, awarded to Maxine Eichner, Reef C. Ivey II Professor of Law, for her book, "The Supportive State: Families, Government, and America's Political Ideals," published by Oxford University Press.
Every second year, the law school awards the Van Hecke-Wettach Award -- named for two UNC Law deans of the 1930s and 1940s
respectively, Maurice van Hecke and Robert Wettach -- for the completion of an outstanding book or
- The Outstanding Service Award, awarded to Charles Edward Daye, Henry Brandis Professor of Law andDeputy Director of the Center for Civil Rights.
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.
At Tuesday's ceremony Dean John Charles "Jack" Boger '74 also recognized the service of faculty members Ruth Ann McKinney, clinical professor of law and former assistant dean for legal writing
and academic success, who retired in January after 20 years at the law school; and Joseph John Kalo, Graham Kenan Professor of Law, who has been at UNC School of Law since 1972 and is retiring July 1.
-April 25, 2012