Epstein, Alumni to be Honored for Achievements by University

Alumni and Faculty Honored for Achievements in Fields from Arts and Politics to Alumni Service

Professor Richard Epstein will receive the Norman Maclean Faculty Award from the University on June 7 at the 73rd Annual Alumni Awards Ceremony. The event honors alumni and faculty for their achievements. 

The University's announcement said this about Epstein, the James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Law and Senior Lecturer in Law:

Prof. Richard Epstein, a lauded legal scholar, has taught and mentored four decades of law students at the University of Chicago with memorable excitement and zeal. One former student wrote, “It wasn’t just his manner but his extraordinary legal imagination and his ability to conjure far-reaching questions from even the most pedestrian of cases.” He has gone above and beyond his role as a professor, demonstrating genuine interest in improving the student experience by listening to his students and working closely with staff to make improvements. He’s taken great pride in the individual mentorship of many students who have gone on to have distinguished careers in academics, practice, and public life. He’s become a recognizable fixture outside the classroom through intramural sports, the famed Latke-Hamantash debate and the annual Chicago Law Foundation charity auction. He has been a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences since 1985 and a senior fellow of the Center for Clinical Medical Ethics at the Pritzker School of Medicine since 1983.

The University also will honor Law School alumnus Michael L. Shakman, '66, with the Public Service Award. Shakman also holds a BA and an MA from the University.

Lester Munson, '67, and his wife Judith Munson, AB '63, will receive the Alumni Service Award.

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