Professors Roisman and Crews Receive External Award Recognition
IUPUI’s Chancellor Charles R. Bantz recognized two law school faculty members for receiving recognition from leading national organizations. The Chancellor selected professors Florence Wagman Roisman and Kenneth Crews to receive Prestigious External Award Recognition (PEAR) at the 2005 Chancellor’s Academic Honors Convocation on Friday April 29th in the Indiana University Place Conference Center main auditorium.
Florence Wagman Roisman, Michael D. McCormick Professor of Law, was the first-ever recipient of the Equal Justice Works Outstanding Law School Faculty Award "for her dogged pursuit of equal justice and her pivotal role in nurturing a public interest ethic among law students." This annual award honors a law school faculty member who provides outstanding support of the next generation of public interest attorneys. Equal Justice Works leads the country in organizing training and supporting public service-minded law students, and in creating summer and postgraduate public interest jobs.
Professor Kenneth Crews was the inaugural recipient of the L. Ray Patterson Copyright Award: In Support of Users’ Rights by the American Library Association (ALA) in June of 2005. The award was established to recognize contributions of an individual or group that pursues and supports the Constitutional purpose of the U.S. Copyright Law, fair use, and the public domain. Crews is Samuel R. Rosen II Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Intellectual Property Law and Innovation, as well as Director of the Copyright Management Center and Professor of Library and Information Science.