Several Harvard Law faculty members have received accolades for their work and lifelong scholarship and achievements in recent months.

Goldberg, Jackson, Minow recognized by Association of American Law Schools

Harvard Law School Professors John C.P. GoldbergVicki C. Jackson, and Martha Minow have been recognized by the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) for their excellence in legal education.

The awards, hosted by several of the Association’s 107 sections, are organized around various academic disciplines and topics of interest.

Goldberg, the Carter Professor of General Jurisprudence, was awarded the Section on Jurisprudence Hart-Dworkin Award in Legal Philosophy along with his longtime co-author Benjamin Zipursky of Fordham Law; Jackson, the Laurence H. Tribe Professor of Constitutional Law, was awarded the Section on Federal Courts Daniel J. Meltzer Award; and Minow, the 300th Anniversary University Professor at Harvard, received the Section on Women in Legal Education Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lifetime Achievement Award.

This year’s winners will be acknowledged during an awards ceremony at the 2024 AALS Annual Meeting on January 4.

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Michael Ashley Stein receives award from the United States International Council on Disabilities

Michael Ashley Stein ’88, executive director of the Harvard Law School Project on Disability (HPOD) and Harvard Law visiting professor, received the prestigious Dole-Harkin award from the United States International Council on Disabilities (USICD). He was honored as a leader of the disability rights movement whose impact has been felt on the international stage. Stein was presented with the award at this year’s USICD’s annual gala in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 4, a day after the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

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Tomiko Brown-Nagin receives Order of the Coif book award

Tomiko Brown-Nagin, dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and the Daniel P.S. Paul Professor of Constitutional Law at Harvard Law School, received the 2023 the Order of the Coif award for her book “Civil Rights Queen: Constance Baker Motley and the Struggle for Equality.” Awarded annually, the Order of the Coif recognizes “outstanding publications that evidence creative talent of the highest order.”

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Alexander Chen named Best Under 40 by National Asian Pacific American Bar Association

The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association recently awarded Harvard Law School Lecturer on Law Alexander Chen ’15, founding director of the law school’s LGBTQ+ Advocacy Clinic, its Best Under 40 award. Chen, a leading expert in LGBTQ+ civil rights law, was one of and 14 people who received the award, which is given to individuals who have “achieved prominence and distinction in their fields of endeavor” and “demonstrated a strong commitment to Asian American Pacific Islander civic or community affairs.”

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Neil Eggleston honored with lifetime achievement award from The American Lawyer

W. Neil Eggleston, a lecturer on law at Harvard Law School and a partner at Kirkland & Ellis, has received a 2023 Lifetime Achievement Award from The American Lawyer. He was presented with the award as part of the American Lawyer Industry Awards on Nov. 15, in New York City.

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Ruth Okediji awarded Barry Prize for distinguished intellectual achievement

Intellectual property expert Ruth L. Okediji LL.M. ’91 S.J.D. ’96, the Jeremiah Smith Jr. Professor of Law, has received a 2023 Barry Prize from the American Academy of Sciences and Letters in recognition of her intellectual excellence and courage. The prize was awarded on November 8 in a ceremony at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.

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Kathryn E. Spier receives honorary doctorate from BI Norwegian Business School

Kathryn E. Spier, the Domenico De Sole Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, received an honorary doctorate from BI Norwegian Business School, in November. Spier was one of three honorary doctorates to be conferred at the school this autumn, as part of the its 80th anniversary commemoration. An interdisciplinary researcher both in law and economics, and in management and strategy, she is a president emeritus of the American Law and Economics Association, and she has published extensively in the areas of law and economics and industrial organization.

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