Professor and former dean Jesse Choper, the winner of this year’s Rutter Award for Teaching Distinction, will be honored at a reception on Wednesday, September 27. The annual award is presented to a Boalt Hall professor who has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to teaching.
A former law clerk to Chief Justice Earl Warren ’14 of the U.S. Supreme Court and renowned constitutional law scholar, Professor Choper joined the Boalt faculty in 1965, and served as dean from 1982 to 1992. In 1998, he received the UC Berkeley Distinguished Teaching Award. The Boalt Hall Alumni Association presented Choper with the Faculty Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005.
The Rutter Award was established in 1995 by William A. Rutter, a philanthropist, lawyer, educator and publisher who has been part of the legal profession for more than 45 years. The reception will take place at 3 p.m. in the Goldberg Room. All students and the Boalt community are invited to attend.