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UW law professor wins award

The American Bar Association’s Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section will plan to present a prestigious award to the retired University of Wisconsin Law School professor Marc Galanter.

Marc Galanter, an emeritus law professor who taught Civil Procedure and Contracts at UW, will receive the practice section’s Robert B. McKay award, according to an announcement on Monday.

The award recognizes law professors who show a commitment to advancing justice, scholarship and the legal profession by contributing to the fields of tort, trial practice or insurance law.

The section will present the award to Galanter during a reception held from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. The reception is part of the ABA’s Midyear Meeting.

Galanter studied litigation, lawyers and legal culture, and was John and Rylla Bosshard Professor of Law and South Asian Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has also taught at Chicago, Buffalo, Columbia and Stanford law schools.

Galanter, who earned his law degree from the University of Chicago, was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Delhi, a Fellow of the American Institute of Indian Studies and consultant on legal services to the Ford Foundation in India.

He also wrote books and articles related to law, the legal profession and legal services in India. Galanter currently researches access to justice in India.

About Erika Strebel, erika.strebel@wislawjournal.com

Erika Strebel is the law beat reporter for the Wisconsin Law Journal and a law school student at UW-Madison. She can be reached at 414-225-1825.

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