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Professor Schlag Named Distinguished Professor

November 13, 2012

The University of Colorado has named Pierre Schlag, one of six faculty members, as distinguished professor, the most prestigious honor for faculty at the university.

Each year, the recognition goes to faculty members who demonstrate exemplary performance in research or creative work, a record of excellence in classroom teaching, and supervision of individual learning, and outstanding service to the profession, university and its affiliates.

Pierre Schlag, Byron R. White Professor of Law, University of Colorado Law School, has worked at CU since 1989. His legal scholarship is known internationally, having been translated into French, Italian, Polish, Russian, Spanish and Ukrainian. His work inspired a 2003 University of Miami Law School symposium, “Beyond Right and Reason: Pierre Schlag, the Critique of Normativity and the Enchantment of Reason.” Schlag has published four books, more than 35 law review articles and numerous review essays, book reviews and shorter publications. While serving as associate dean for research, he created the Colorado Law summer workshop series and other initiatives.

CU President Bruce D. Benson reviewed nominations from CU’s campuses; with the recommendation of a committee of Distinguished Professors, he forwarded the candidates’ names to the Board of Regents, which will vote on the nominations at the board’s Nov. 14-15 meeting.