USD Announces 2014 Named Professorships: Smith, Barry and Dallas to Receive Honors

Law school recipients of USD's Professor Honors

San Diego (February 13, 2014) – The University of San Diego (USD) today announced annual university-wide honors that included three law school professors. Professor Stephen D. Smith was named University Professor; Associate Professor Jordan M. Barry, Herzog Endowed Scholar; and Professor Lynne L. Dallas, Class of 1975 Endowed Professor.

The University Professor award is the highest academic honor bestowed university-wide at USD and is given in recognition of outstanding scholarly achievements in teaching and research.

The Herzog Endowed Scholar award recognizes the meritorious teaching and scholarly productivity of one professor from the School of Law.

The Class of 1975 Endowed Professorship, established by the Class of 1975 as its 25-year reunion gift to the law school, recognizes meritorious teaching, leadership, and academic accomplishments of a professor in the School of Law.

“We take great pride and joy in the contributions of these faculty to their disciplines and to the University of San Diego,” said USD President Mary E. Lyons, “and we are delighted their outstanding achievements are being recognized with these prestigious awards.”

The awards will be formally bestowed at the university’s annual Fall Convocation on September 12, 2014, at the Joan B. Kroc Theater of Peace and Justice on the USD campus.

2014 University Professor Honors

University Professor

  • Dr. Michelle Camacho, College of Arts and Sciences

  • Dr. Noriyuki Inoue, School of Leadership and Education Sciences
Dr. Peter Iovine, College of Arts and Sciences

  • Dr. Norm Miller, School of Business Administration
Professor Steven Smith, School of Law

Herzog Endowed Scholar

  • Professor Jordan Barry, School of Law

Class of 1975 Endowed Professor

  • Professor Lynne Dallas, School of Law

About Professor Smith

Steven D. Smith is Warren Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of San Diego, where he teaches and writes in the areas of law and religion, constitutional law, and torts. Smith is also the co-executive director for both USD’s Institute for Law and Religion and Institute for Law & Philosophy. Smith’s books include The Disenchantment of Secular Discourse (Harvard University Press, 2010); Law's Quandary (Harvard University Press, 2004); and Foreordained Failure: The Quest for a Constitutional Principle of Religious Freedom (Oxford University Press, 1995). His latest book is The Rise and Decline of American Religious Freedom.

About Professor Barry

Jordan M. Barry is an assistant professor of law at the University of San Diego School of Law, where he teaches and writes in the areas of contracts, tax policy, and law and economics. Barry’s research includes corporate and securities law, tax law, and law and economics.

About Professor Dallas

Lynne L. Dallas teaches and writes in the areas of corporations, comparative corporation law, law and socioeconomics, and securities regulation.

About the University of San Diego School of Law

Recognized for the excellence of its faculty, curriculum and clinical programs, the University of San Diego (USD) School of Law enrolls approximately 900 Juris Doctor and graduate law students from throughout the United States and around the world. The law school is best known for its offerings in the areas of business and corporate law, constitutional law, intellectual property, international and comparative law, public interest law, and taxation.

USD School of Law is one of the 81 law schools elected to the Order of the Coif, a national honor society for law school graduates. The law school’s faculty is a strong group of outstanding scholars and teachers with national and international reputations and currently ranks 23rd worldwide in all-time faculty downloads on the Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN). The school is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Founded in 1954, the law school is part of the University of San Diego, a private, nonprofit, independent, Roman Catholic university chartered in 1949.


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