Laurence H. Tribe, the Carl M. Loeb University Professor at Harvard Law School (HLS), is the recipient of the 2009 Outstanding Scholar Award from the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation (ABF). The annual award recognizes an individual who has engaged in outstanding scholarship in law or in the field of government.
“Laurence Tribe is one of the great constitutional scholars of our time,” said ABF Director Robert L. Nelson. “His work has influenced the thinking of generations of law students, legal scholars, and the courts. Professor Tribe has applied his considerable analytic talents through constitution writing and appellate advocacy. Because he exemplifies the highest ideals of scholarship and public service in the legal academy, he is a wonderful choice for this prestigious award.”
Tribe will be presented the award and will deliver the keynote address at the 53rd Annual Awards Reception and Banquet during the American Bar Association Midyear Meeting on Feb. 14. The ceremony will take place at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel in Boston.
Tribe, a noted constitutional scholar, has published more than 100 books and articles including “American Constitutional Law,” which has been cited more often than any other post-1950 legal text. He has argued more than 35 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and has frequently testified before Congress on a broad range of constitutional issues.