Emory University School of Law announced Professor Carol D. Newman as the inaugural winner of the Tina L. Stark Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Transactional Law and Skills. The award honors an individual who has made significant contributions to the field of transactional law and skills education.
An independent committee selected Professor Newman from a national field of highly qualified nominees. Among other factors, the committee noted Newman’s leadership in the field of transactional law and skills, success in teaching in diverse academic environments, development and advancement of semester-long and immersion courses in transactional law and skills, and commitment to training the next generation of transactional lawyers.
The award is named for Tina L. Stark, who is known internationally for her expertise and innovation in legal education and the teaching of transactional law and skills. In 2007, she became Emory Law’s first professor in the practice of law and the founding executive director of the school’s Center for Transactional Law and Practice, transforming a nascent transactional curriculum into one that both practitioners and academics have recognized for its excellence.