The ALI’s Young Scholars Medal

American Law Institute

The publisher of a number of law review articles, in addition to being the co-author of two legal textbooks, Mary Margaret “Meg” Penrose served the University of Oklahoma as a professor of law for almost 10 years and now works in the same position for Texas A&M University School of Law. Further, Mary Margaret Penrose is a member of the American Law Institute  (ALI), an organization focused on fostering the development of legal professionals.

The ALI’s Young Scholars Medal offers recognition to those in the early stages of their legal career who are contributing valuable research. Awarded biennially, it encourages scholarly work and offers recipients the opportunity to discuss their work by sponsoring conferences related to the relevant fields.

The last two honorees received the award in 2015. They were:

Michael Simkovic. A professor at Seton Hall University School of Law, who was recognized for work in the fields of secured transactions, taxation, corporate finance, and bankruptcy.

Elizabeth Chamblee Burch. Working with the University of Georgia School of Law, Professor Burch was recognized for her work in the fields of large, non-class aggregation and class actions. In particular, her ability to draw from related fields, such as economics and social psychology, helped her work stand out.


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