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Fisch wins award for excellence from AALS

January 31, 2018

Penn Law professor Jill Fisch was named the winner of a 2018 section award for excellence in legal education from the Association of American Law Schools (AALS).

She was one of the recipients of the Section of Business Associations Outstanding Mentor Award, and she was acknowledged at the 2018 AALS Annual Meeting in San Diego earlier this month.

Founded in 1900, the AALS is a nonprofit association of 179 law schools. Its mission is to uphold and advance excellence in legal education.

“This is a tremendously fitting award for Jill Fisch,” said Ted Ruger, Bernard G. Segal Professor of Law and Dean of the Law School. “In addition to her ongoing excellence as a legal scholar, she is an exceptional teacher and mentor, as well as a true asset to the intellectual community here at the Law School.”

Fisch is the Perry Golkin Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Institute for Law and Economics. She is an internationally known scholar, whose work focuses on the intersection of business and law, including the role of regulation and litigation in addressing limitations in the disciplinary power of the capital markets.

She has received multiple awards for her teaching. In 2016, she received the LLM Prize for Excellence in Teaching, and in 2011, she received the Robert A. Gorman Award for Excellence in Teaching.