Profs. Hasday, Thomas, and Soper Honored with Kinyon Teaching Awards

At the Law School’s 130th commencement exercises on May 12, Dean Garry W. Jenkins presented three Law School faculty members with Stanley V. Kinyon Teacher of the Year Awards.

The award was established by family and friends in honor of the late Professor Stanley V. Kinyon ’33, a recognized commercial law scholar and member of the Law School faculty for 40 years.

This year’s recipients are:

Professor Jill Hasday: Stanley V. Kinyon Tenured Teacher of the Year Award, for her work teaching and writing in the fields of anti-discrimination law, constitutional law, family law, legal history, and national security law. Her work has appeared in the Harvard Law Review, Stanford Law Review, New York University Law Review, Michigan Law Review, California Law Review, Georgetown Law Journal, UCLA Law Review, Vanderbilt Law Review, and Minnesota Law Review. Her first book, Family Law Reimagined, was published by Harvard University Press in 2014. Her next book, Intimate Lies and the Law, will be published by Oxford University Press in 2018.

Professor Laura Thomas: Stanley V. Kinyon Clinical Teacher of the Year Award, for her work teaching in the Robins Kaplan Civil Practice Clinic and the Family Law Clinic, as well as co-leading and teaching Law in Practice, a first-year course which combines classroom teaching with small-group simulation experiences focusing on developing lawyering skills. She brings to the clinical faculty her experience as a practitioner of family law and general civil litigation. She engages in pro bono work through the Volunteer Lawyers Network.

Professor Christopher Soper: Stanley V. Kinyon Adjunct or Skills Teacher of the Year Award, for his work as an associate clinical professor of law and director of legal writing. He coordinates and supervises the legal writing and moot court programs, and also teaches legal writing and teaches and writes on bankruptcy law.

Jill Hasday
Distinguished McKnight University Professor
Centennial Professor in Law
Christopher Soper
Clinical Professor of Law
Director of Legal Writing
Laura Thomas
Former Faculty