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W&L’s Johnson and Millon Honored for Mentorship by AALS

David Millon and Lyman JohnsonDavid Millon and Lyman Johnson

The Association of American Law Schools (AALS) has announced the winners of its 2018 section awards for excellence in legal education. Washington and Lee law professors Lyman Johnson and David Millon have been honored with the Section on Business Associations Outstanding Mentor Award for their work with younger scholars in the field of corporate law.

In addition to their significant scholarly contributions to the fields of corporate law and corporate governance, both Johnson and Millon have made the mentorship of younger scholars a priority in their careers over the years.

“What could be better than influencing younger teacher-scholars to persevere in working to improve our area of inquiry–corporate law and the corporate institution,” said Johnson. “David and I are deeply honored by this peer recognition.”

This award follows another recent honor for Johnson and Millon, whose scholarship was the subject of last year’s Law Review Symposium. Johnson and Millon arrived at Washington and Lee in the mid-1980s, embarking upon their scholarly careers at a time now regarded as perhaps the single most extraordinary period of upheaval in the field of corporate law since the 1930s.  Their careers have mapped closely onto many of the developments that effectively define the field of corporate law as conceptualized and practiced today, and each has made extraordinary contributions to a range of theoretical and practical debates that have unfolded over the last thirty years.

The AALS awards are hosted by several sections of the association, which are organized around various academic disciplines and topics of interest. This year’s winners will be acknowledged during specific section programming at the 2018 AALS Annual Meeting, January 3-6 in San Diego.