The American Law Institute announced today that it will award its Early Career Scholars Medal to Professors Ashley S. Deeks of the University of Virginia School of Law and Francis X. Shen of the University of Minnesota Law School. The award recognizes outstanding law professors whose work is relevant to public policy and has the potential to influence improvements in the law. The medalists are selected every other year and presented the award at the Institute’s Annual Meeting.
“Ashley and Francis are two early-career law professors who are already making a tremendous impact on the way we think about some of the most important and current legal topics of our day,” said Judge Diane P. Wood of the U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, who serves as the chair of ALI’s Early Career Scholars Medal Selection Committee. “I am thrilled, on behalf of ALI, to award the Early Career Scholars Medal to these extraordinary professors.”
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