For more than seven years, Mary Margaret Penrose has taught students at Texas A&M University as a law professor at the institution’s School of Law. Alongside her day-to-day instructional work, Mary Margaret “Meg” Penrose belongs to the American Law Institute.
The American Law Institute has named Colleen V. Chien and Daniel Schwarcz as the winners of its Early Career Scholars Medal award. The honor is given to law school professors each year at the ALI Annual Meeting, selecting those who have demonstrated through their work strong potential to enact positive change in the law.
Chien teaches at Santa Clara University School of Law and has shown strong efforts in the areas of patent law, both domestically and globally. She has been a key voice in policy reform efforts pertaining to intellectual property and was recognized so strongly for her contributions that she was tapped for a position as senior advisor to the chief technology officer of the United States on intellectual property and innovation in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy for two years, ending in 2015.
Schwarcz is a University of Minnesota Law School professor who has served as a strong voice in insurance law, as well as insurance regulation. His efforts have resulted in policy reforms in numerous regulatory areas such as consumer protection and solvency regulation, among others.