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News Posted on November 29, 2011

AALS Minority Law Section to Honor Professor Aoki

The late Professor Keith Aoki will be honored by the Minority Law Section of the Association of American Law Schools with the Clyde Ferguson Award at the AALS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. in January.  The honor, which is named for one of the first African-American tenured professors at Harvard Law School, recognizes excellence in the areas of public service, teaching, and scholarship.  The award will be presented to both Professor Aoki and Professor Twila Perry of Rutgers School of Law-Newark.

A beloved teacher and colleague and a leading scholar in the areas of intellectual property, globalization, critical race theory, and local government law, Professor Aoki died April 26 following a prolonged illness.  He taught at Oregon Law for 12 years prior to coming to King Hall in 2006 as a visiting professor and joining the faculty the following year.