Lisa Brodoff receives Great Teacher Award

October 19, 2018

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School of Law Professor Lisa Brodoff has been named a 2019 Great Teacher Award. Given by the Society of American Law Teachers (SALT), the award recognizes Brodoff’s more than two decades of excellence as an educator. 

Motivated by a desire to grow and learn as a teacher, Brodoff recently went back to school as a law student, auditing a legal writing class taught by Professor Mary Bowman. The yearlong class gave her a better understanding of how professors in the Ronald A. Peterson Law Clinic, which she directs, can better collaborate with legal writing faculty in ways that help students. (Brodoff, by the way, was in good hands—SU’s Legal Writing Program is consistently ranked among the best in the nation.) 

Of Brodoff, SALT writes: “The selection committee was overwhelmed by the impact you have had on your colleagues and students, and the sense of community your teaching and engagement has created. Your nominators were excited by your ability to support and listen to those around you in a manner that creates a more dynamic environment, and your skill as a mentor and teacher in all the roles those words encompass. You have modeled a commitment to teaching and a passion for social justice and, while the nomination was signed by ‘just a fraction of Lisa Brodoff’s fans,’ our committee’s process allowed your fan base to expand to all of us having the opportunity to consider your nomination.” 

Committed to advancing teaching excellence, social justice and diversity, SALT has been working for more than 40 years to improve the legal profession, the law academy and expand the power of law to underserved communities. 

Visit School of Law to learn more about Brodoff and the award.