USD School of Law Professors Honored at Fall Convocation

Fox, Hirsch, Snyder

SAN DIEGO (September 12, 2023)  Three University of San Diego (USD) School of Law Professors were honored with top university awards for 2023-2024 at the Fall Convocation of the Faculty and Administration held in the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice Theater last week on Friday, September 8, 2023.

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USD President James T. Harris III, D.Ed. and Professor of Law Adam Hirsch USD President James T. Harris III, D.Ed. and Professor of Law Allen Snyder

Professor of Law Dov Fox, Director, Center for Health Law Policy & Bioethics, was recognized as a University Professor, the highest academic honor bestowed university-wide at USD. University Professors are those who have demonstrated outstanding scholarly achievements in teaching and research supporting the mission and goals of the university.

Professor of Law Adam Hirsch accepted the Herzog Endowed Scholar Award which recognizes the meritorious teaching and scholarly productivity of a professor in the School of Law. It provides funds for professional development or for increased time for research or teaching for a one-year period.

Professor of Law Allen Snyder received The Class of 1975 Endowed Professorship, established by the Class of 1975 as its 25-year reunion gift to the Law School, recognizing meritorious teaching, leadership, and academic accomplishments of a School of Law professor. The Herzog Endowed Scholar and Class of 1975 Endowed Professor honors are limited to eligible School of Law professors.

In total, nine professors from across the university were recognized with various awards. Senior Vice President and Provost Gail F. Baker, PhD, welcomed the award winners and attendees, and Vice President of Mission Integration, Michael Lovette-Colyer, PhD, offered an invocation. Following a greeting by the Chair of the University Senate Steve Sumner, PhD, President James T. Harris, III, DEd, presented the awards as well as the presidential address. At the conclusion of the ceremony, a reception was held in the Garden of the Sea.

View the 2023-2024 Fall Convocation program and photo gallery.

About the University of San Diego School of Law

Each year, USD educates approximately 800 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 84 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 30th nationally among U.S. law faculties in scholarly impact and 28th nationally in past-year 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, independent, Roman Catholic university chartered in 1949.


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