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The Frederick B. McCall Award for Teaching Excellence is named for Frederick B. McCall, who served on the UNC Law faculty for more than 40 years. He was an outstanding scholar of property and estates law, a tireless contributor to the North Carolina General Statutes Commission, and a celebrated teacher. Upon his retirement in 1967, students established the McCall Award to be selected annually by members of the third-year class.

The McCall Award is an annual award for outstanding teaching elected by the graduating class pursuant to the students' own rules and customs, and presented at commencement.

A faculty member who received the McCall Award at least three times becomes a member of the McCall Master Teachers' Society. Membership in the McCall Master Teachers' Society is for life, but upon joining the Society, members serve "active terms" of three years.

During the three-year term, a McCall Master Teacher is ineligible to receive the McCall Award. At the conclusion of his or her term, he or she is again eligible for the McCall Award. If he or she again wins the McCall Award three additional times, he or she will have another "active" term.

Previous Winners

  • 2015: John F. Coyle
  • 2014: Gene R. Nichol
  • 2013: William P. Marshall
  • 2012: Donald Hornstein
  • 2011: Eric Muller
  • 2010: Eric Muller
  • 2009: Kenneth Broun
  • 2008: Lissa Broome and Donald Hornstein
  • 2007: Richard Rosen
  • 2006: Scott Baker
  • 2005: Donald Hornstein
  • 2004: Adrienne Davis
  • 2003: Donald Hornstein
  • 2002: John Charles Boger
  • 2001: Donald Hornstein
  • 2000: Donald Hornstein
  • 1999: Donald Hornstein
  • 1998: Lissa Broome
  • 1997: Melissa Saunders
  • 1996: Molly McUsic
  • 1995: Lissa Broome
  • 1994: John Charles Boger
  • 1993: Richard Rosen
  • 1992: Lissa Broome
  • 1991: Elizabeth Gibson
  • 1990: William Murphy
  • 1989: Donald Hornstein
  • 1988: Elizabeth Gibson
  • 1987: Eugene Gressman and Daniel Pollitt
  • 1986: Lissa Broome
  • 1985: William Aycock and John Orth
  • 1984: Patricia Bryan
  • 1983: Ferebee Taylor
  • 1982: John Scott, Jr.
  • 1981: Gordon Brown
  • 1980: Gordon Brown
  • 1979: William Aycock
  • 1978: Kenneth Broun
  • 1977: William Murphy
  • 1976: John Martin
  • 1975: William Aycock
  • 1974: Douglas Whaley
  • 1973: David Epstein
  • 1972: David Epstein
  • 1971: William Aycock
  • 1970: Dale Whitman
  • 1969: Robert Byrd
  • 1968: Herbert Baer
  • 1967: William Aycock
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