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News Posted on January 23, 2012

Professor Evelyn Lewis Honored with 2012 Distinguished Teaching Award

Professor Evelyn LewisProfessor Evelyn A. Lewis is the recipient of the William and Sally Rutter 2012 Distinguished Teaching Award, Dean Kevin R. Johnson has announced.

Professor Lewis earned her A.B. in English from the University of North Carolina and her J.D. from Harvard Law School.  She practiced law for almost 15 years at Steinhart & Falconer in San Francisco, specializing in business transactions, before joining the faculty at UC Davis School of Law in 1989.  She has taught a broad range of classes, including Property, Business Associations, Business Planning and Drafting, Nonprofit Organizations, Land Use Planning, Elder Law, and Trusts, Wills and Estates.

Professor Lewis will be presented with the award at the 33rd Annual Scholarship Recognition and Distinguished Teaching Award Celebration on March 7 in the ballroom of the new UC Davis Conference Center.  Dean Johnson thanked  the selection committee members, Professor Clay Tanaka (the 2011 Distinguished Teaching Award winner), Kara Ueda '00, Chair of the King Hall Alumni Association Board, and Negin Yazdani '12, who selected Professor Lewis from among 12 faculty nominees.