Law prof Jennifer Koshan wins 2013 CALT Prize for Academic Excellence

Here’s a bit of Monday good news

Law prof Jennifer Koshan wins 2013 CALT Prize for Academic Excellence | News & Events | University of Calgary.

As with any career, there are always important lessons to learn along the way, and Koshan’s best mistake happened when she first began teaching. “I used to keep my opinions very close to my chest,” she said. “But after two or three years of teaching, a group of students encouraged me to be more vocal about my own views, and that’s what I’ve done since. It was a mistake to bury my enthusiasm for social justice, and I think being more explicit about that gives students a basis for thinking about and voicing their own perspectives.”

Massive congrats to Jennifer on her varied and impressive career achievements thus far – and a long future ahead.   If you aren’t familiar with her work, check the university of Calgary’s ABlawg, here on SSRN and here at the Women’s Court of Canada website.

Jennifer is a really tough act to follow, but do think about a mid career person at your institution who deserves some peer recognition.   Here’s the CALT website page with this year’s call for applications – it lists the terms of reference.  And if your school isn’t on it yet, remind your Dean’s office about this award.

h/t Kim Brooks

 

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