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Vanderbilt Law School professor recognized by Association of American Law Schools

Jan. 7, 2003, 10:32 AM

January 7, 2003

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Robert Belton, professor of law at Vanderbilt University Law School, was awarded the Clyde Ferguson Award by the Minority Groups Section of the Association of American Law Schools at its annual meeting this month in Washington D.C.

The Ferguson Award is given to an outstanding law teacher who, in the course of his or her career, has achieved excellence in the area of public service, teaching and scholarship. The award, named for one of the first tenured black professors at Harvard Law School, also aims to recognize teachers who have provided support, encouragement and mentoring to colleagues, students and aspiring legal educators.

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