The 2002-2003 Marshall-Wythe Medallion was presented to Geoffrey Hazard Jr., Trustee Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania, at an award dinner March 21. Hazard is a legal scholar, teacher and director emeritus of the American Law Institute, which was founded in 1923 to promote understanding of American law, improve the administration of justice and foster legal scholarship.
Hazard received his bachelor of arts degree from Swarthmore College and a law degree from Columbia University. He is a co-author of American Civil Procedure and Law and Ethics of Lawyering, among other books. Hazard has taught law at the University of California at Berkeley, Harvard, the University of Michigan, the University of Chicago, Stanford and Yale, where he also served in various deanships at the Yale School of Organization and Management.
The Marshall-Wythe Medallion, the highest honor given by the William and Mary Law School, recognizes outstanding leaders from the bench, bar and academia.