Prof. Brett McDonnell Receives AALS Outstanding Mentor Award

December 29, 2017

The Association of American Law Schools has announced that Professor Brett McDonnell will receive a 2018 award for excellence in legal education, presented by the AALS Section on Business Associations. McDonnell will be honored with the section’s Outstanding Mentor Award, which recognizes nominated section members who have demonstrated exemplary mentoring skills.

McDonnell’s nomination highlights his “true mentorship” qualities, and his ability “to provide thoughtful comments, to be honest and supportive with advice, and to exercise judgment without being judgmental.” His mentees include junior faculty scholars in business law.

A member of the Law School faculty since 2000, McDonnell holds the Dorsey & Whitney Chair in Law and teaches and writes in the areas of business associations, corporate finance, law and economics, securities regulations, mergers and acquisitions, contracts, and legislation. Last year, he co-edited Economics of Corporate Law with Professor Claire Hill, a scholarly analysis of corporate law in the United States and how it has come to be dominated by an economic approach.

McDonnell will be acknowledged during section programming at the 2018 AALS annual meeting, Jan. 3-6 in San Diego.

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