Cynthia Estlund, Clayton Gillette and Troy McKenzie were honored at the Law School's end-of-year dinner on May 15 with the Albert Podell Distinguished Teaching Awards. Established last year by Albert Podell '76, the awards recognize the outstanding achievements of faculty in the classroom. In addition to the Distinguished Teaching Awards, Podell has also contributed to the faculty research fund, sponsored the moot court competition and prizes in oral advocacy and brief writing, and established the Albert Podell Global Scholars-at-Risk Fund to support foreign scholars, researchers, faculty, and intellectuals who face persecution in their home countries.
Estlund is a leading scholar in labor and employment law and has written extensively on the relationship between the workplace and democracy. Gillette is a renowned expert in commercial and local government law. McKenzie, a bankruptcy scholar and 2000 graduate of the Law School, just completed his first year of teaching. May 22, 2008