By Andrew Cohen
Professor Stephen Bundy ’78 will receive Berkeley Law’s annual Rutter Award for Teaching Distinction. Established at the law school in 1995 by William Rutter—a philanthropist, lawyer, educator, and author who has been part of the legal profession for more than 50 years—the award honors a law professor who has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to teaching.
A member of the Berkeley Law faculty since 1984 and a lawyer at Taylor & Company Law Offices in San Francisco, Bundy is an expert on civil procedure, complex litigation, and legal ethics. He has also written extensively on the legal profession and dispute resolution in law reviews and journals.
Bundy co-authored Pleading and Procedure: State and Federal Cases and Materials, a leading law school textbook. He has taught several courses at Berkeley Law, including Civil Procedure I and II, Complex Civil Litigation, Legal Profession, Civil Justice Workshop, The Law and Ethics of Lawyering in Civil and Complex Litigation, and Civil Justice Reform Seminar.
After graduating from Berkeley Law, Bundy clerked for Judge John J. Gibbons of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and worked for the New York firm Cravath Swaine & Moore, where he specialized in litigation.
In April, Bundy will receive the Ruter Award during a ceremony and reception. Rutter, who initially established a $5,000 prize for the award, has since increased the amount to $10,000.
A reception (open to the community) to honor Bundy will be held February 28 from 4:45 to 6:00 p.m. in the Goldberg Room.