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Davis Recognized for Teaching

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Peggy Cooper DavisPeggy Cooper Davis, John S.R. Shad Professor of Lawyering and Ethics, was one of four University faculty to receive the 2007 Distinguished Teaching Award, which includes a medal and a $5,000 grant. Davis, a former New York State family court judge, directs the widely acclaimed first-year Lawyering Program.

“She has been a productive critic of outmoded pedagogical methods and a wise innovator,” says Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs E. Frances White. Dean Richard Revesz observed that “there are few educators in the country who have thought as deeply or as imaginatively as Peggy about how to bridge the gap between theory and practice,” adding that “her influence is felt by every student trained at the Law School, directly or indirectly. She also provides tireless mentoring and guidance to our lawyering faculty, helping to prepare them for teaching positions at law schools around the nation. Peggy’s impact as a teacher and scholar is profound.”

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