Outside Awards and Honors
Nancy Lemon Receives Outstanding Women of Berkeley AwardNancy Lemon, a Berkeley Law lecturer and leading authority on domestic violence for more than 20 years, has been selected to receive an Outstanding Women of Berkeley Award. To commemorate National Women's History Month, the Commission on the Status of Women each year recognizes and honors the efforts of extraordinary women who live, work, or learn in Berkeley and who have done outstanding work in the Berkeley community. Lemon has been teaching the Domestic Violence Seminar at Berkeley Law—the first law school class of its kind—since 1988, and she also directs the Domestic Violence Practicum.
Professor Daniel Rubinfeld Receives Honorary Doctorate
The Department of Economics at the University of Basel in Switzerland awarded an honorary doctorate to Professor Daniel Rubinfeld for his scholarly achievements concerning key societal issues in the fields of law, economics, and public policy.
On November 28, 2008, Rubinfeld received the honor and presented a lecture at the university, entitled "Should Europe Introduce Private Antitrust Enforcement?" Rubinfeld, who joined Berkeley Law's faculty in 1983, served as deputy assistant attorney general for antitrust in the U.S. Department of Justice and is currently president of the American Law and Economics Association.
Co-director of the Berkeley Law Program in Law and Economics, Rubinfeld has conducted theoretical economic and empirical analyses in a highly productive and accessible manner. He serves as a consultant and key adviser on such matters for several professional organizations.