Marshall-Wythe Medallion Awarded To Federal Appellate Chief Judge
Richard Posner, chief judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, was honored last Friday by the School of Law with the Marshall-Wythe Medallion.
Appointed to the federal bench in 1981 by President Ronald Reagan, Posner is widely regarded as an influential jurist and scholar who advocates a close relationship between law and economics. Before assuming the federal bench, Posner taught at Stanford University and the University of Chicago law schools and held positions with the Federal Trade Commission and the Justice Department Solicitor General's Office.
The Marshall-Wythe Medallion is presented annually to selected distinguished leaders of the legal profession who are nominated by the law school's faculty.