Teacher of the Year Award

The University of Wisconsin Law School has a variety of ways to honor excellence among our students, alumni, faculty, and staff.

One of the ways that we recognize and encourage excellence in classroom teaching is through the Wisconsin Law Alumni Association’s Teacher of the Year Award. This award, which has been given each fall for over 20 years, makes a significant statement about the value and importance that the University of Wisconsin Law School and the Wisconsin Law Alumni Association place on classroom teaching.

Each year in late summer, we poll the three most recent classes for their advice in conferring this award.  A teacher, to be eligible, must have completed three years of teaching at the Law School, not have received the award in the past four years, and be a regular, tenure-track faculty member, a clinical professor or a legal research and writing instructor, who teaches in a classroom setting. 

The purpose of WLAA Teacher of the Year award is to recognize classroom teaching.  Awards for clinical work with students is recognized with another award.

Winners of the Teacher of the Year Award

2013 Asifa Quraishi-Landes (2nd award)
2012 David Schwartz (2nd award)
2011 Howard Erlanger (5th award)
2010 Larry Church (5th award)
2009 Allison Christians
2008 Peter Carstensen and Asifa Quraishi
2007 Carin Clauss and Bill Whitford (2nd award for both)
2006 Howard Erlanger (4th award)

2005 Jane Schacter (2nd award)
2004 David Schwartz
2003 Larry Church (4th award)
2002 Ann Althouse
2001 Gordon Baldwin
2000 Howard Erlanger (3rd award)
1999 Frank Tuerkheimer
1998 Larry Church (3rd award)
1997 John Kidwell
1996 Jane Schacter

1995 Howard Erlanger (2nd award)
1994 Beverly Moran
1993 Larry Church (2nd award)
1992 Vicki Schultz
1991 Carin Clauss
1990 Bill Whitford
1989 Howard Erlanger
1988 Larry Church
1987 Kenneth Davis
1986 Charles Irish

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