Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Ashley Deeks (Virginia) and Francis Shen (Minnesota) win ALI early career Scholars Medal (Michael Simkovic)
The American Law Institute will award its Early Career Scholars Medal to Professors Ashley S. Deeks of the University of Virginia School of Law and Francis X. Shen of the University of Minnesota Law School. The award recognizes outstanding law professors whose work is relevant to public policy and has the potential to influence improvements in the law. It's awarded to 2 professors (out of around 3,000 who are eligible) once every two years.
Deeks writes about national security, international law and foreign relations. Shen writes about law and neuroscience, with a focus on criminal law and elder law.
The full announcement is available here. This is the third win for Minnesota (Professors Schwarcz and Monohan are previous winners).
Previous years' ALI medalists have frequently been targeted for lateral hires shortly thereafter, including Jeanne Fromer (who moved from Fordham to NYU), Oren Bar-Gill (who moved from NYU to Harvard), and Michael Simkovic (who moved from Seton Hall to USC).