W&L’s Youngman Awarded the Consortium for Undergraduate Law and Justice Programs Teaching Innovation Award In 2020, Julie Youngman introduced significant programmatic and curricular development in W&L’s new interdisciplinary program on Law, Justice and Society.
Julie Youngman, assistant professor of business administration in the Williams School and professor of practice at the Washington and Lee School of Law, received the Consortium for Undergraduate Law and Justice Programs (CULJP) Teaching Innovation Award in Interdisciplinary Legal Studies Teaching.
Youngman will be recognized for her achievement at the CULJP Awards Ceremony, which will be held virtually on May 26 as part of the Consortium’s Law and Society Association pre-conference workshop.
Before joining the faculty at W&L, Youngman practiced law for 20 years, most recently as a senior attorney at the Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. At SELC, she represented non-profit environmental and community organizations in state and federal litigation and administrative and legislative venues. Her work focused on protecting water quality, water quantity and coastal resources in the southeastern United States.
In 2020, Youngman introduced significant programmatic and curricular development in W&L’s new interdisciplinary program on Law, Justice and Society. She currently teaches the program’s introductory course, Introduction to Law, Justice & Society.
Before attending law school, Youngman served as an officer in the U.S. Army for four years, stationed in Germany and Texas. She received her bachelor’s degree in zoology in 1987 from Duke University, and her master’s degree from the Duke University School of the Environment in 1994. Youngman also received her law degree in 1994 from Duke University Law School, where she graduated with high honors, and served as managing editor of the Duke Law Journal, staff editor of the Duke Environmental Law & Policy Forum and president of the Environmental Law Society.