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Ireland President Given Law Association's Highest Honor

Mary Robinson, the first female president of the Republic of Ireland, was awarded a Harvard Law School Association (HLSA) Award on May 26, during the European annual meeting at Trinity College in Dublin.

The HLSA award is the highest honor given by the Association, and "recognizes sustained or extraordinary service to the legal profession and Harvard Law School, as well as contributions to the public welfare that exemplify the value of Harvard Law School," a press release said.

Robinson received her LL.M. from Harvard Law School in 1968. She became the youngest law professor ever appointed to Trinity College at age 25, and has also served in the Irish Senate.

The award read, "President of the Republic of Ireland, distinguished European Law expert, passionate defender of human rights, guardian of the welfare of the people, and a symbol of reconciliation and hope for all humankind, you exemplify how a lawyer may serve the public as an instrument of change to make men and women free." --Valerie J. MacMillan


Law Professor Alvin Warren Cited for Teaching Excellence

Professor Alvin Warren, professor of law and director of the fund for tax and fiscal research, was selected by the Law School Class of 1995 as the winner of the Alvert M. Sacks--Paul A. Freund Award for Teaching Excellence.

This year, Warren taught a course named Taxation, Corporate Transactions, and Current Issues in Tax Law and Policy. He specializes in income tax law.

The award recognizes professors whom students wish to commend for their teaching ability, attentiveness to student concerns, and general contribution to student life.

The award, which is named in honor of two law school professors, was established in 1992.

It will be presented to Warren at today's Law School Class Day festivities, which will be held on Holmes Field, in front of Langdell Hall, at 2:30 p.m.   --Valerie J. MacMillan