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School of Law faculty members recognized at annual awards ceremony

Case Western Reserve University School of Law’s annual Faculty Achievement Awards, held in May 2022, recognized three outstanding faculty members: Jonathan Adler, the inaugural Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law; Jennifer Cupar, professor of lawyering skills; and Aaron Perzanowski, professor of law and associate director of the Spangenberg Center for Law. 

Adler was awarded the 2021-22 Faculty Distinguished Research Prize for his widely recognized academic works and their contributions to the legal field. A study published in 2021 recognized Adler as the fifth most cited legal scholar in environmental and administrative law from 2016 to 2020. Adler’s work has been cited at a national level by the U.S. House Judiciary Committee in their report of Donald Trump’s impeachment, published in 2021. Adler has also written a book, Marijuana Federalism: Uncle Sam and Mary Jane, published by Brookings Institution Press in 2020. His upcoming book, Let Fifty Flowers Bloom: Environmental Federalism for the 21st Century, is underway and will be published by Cambridge University Press. 

Cupar received the Faculty Distinguished Service Prize for her contributions to the School of Law’s lawyering skills curriculum. During the 2021-22 academic year, Cupar served on the Master of Arts in Financial Integrity review committee. She also worked in the admissions division of the JumpStart program, a summer course recently launched by the law school. 

Perzanowski was named the John Homer Kapp Professor of Law by the School of Law’s Board of Trustees. Perzanowski’s endowed chaired professorship recognizes his significant impact on the field of intellectual property law. Perzanowski’s works have been cited by renowned law reviews, including the George Washington Law Review, Indiana Law Journal, and Notre Dame Law Review.