For release: November 17, 2009
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Andrew McClurg has received the Excellence in Legal Education Award from the University
of Memphis’ Law Alumni Board. McClurg is a professor of law and the holder of the
Herbert Herff Chair of Excellence in Law at the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law,
as well as associate dean for faculty development.
The Excellence in Legal Education Award is given annually to a professor who has excelled
in three areas: classroom teaching and instruction; service to the profession, the
community, the law school, and the University; and research, scholarship, and publication.
McClurg is a nationally and internationally recognized scholar and teacher in the
areas of tort law, products liability, privacy law, and firearms policy. Before joining
the University in 2006, he was a founding faculty member of the Florida International
University College of Law and was the Nadine H. Baum Distinguished Professor of Law
at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. McClurg also has taught at Wake Forest
University, the University of Colorado, and Golden Gate University.
He is the author of more than 20 law review articles, including those published in
top-tier journals such as the Northwestern Law Review, Boston University Law Review, North Carolina Law Review,
Notre Dame Law Review, and Hastings Law Journal. His latest book is 1L of a Ride: A Well-Traveled Professor’s Roadmap to Success in the First Year of
“The University of Memphis is very fortunate to have such a fine professor, with an
extensive real-life, professional background, teaching and mentoring our law students,”
said Martin Zummach of the Law Alumni Board.
McClurg was recognized during a judicial reception held at the home of U of M President