University of Pittsburgh

Facuty Awards

Chancellor's Distinguished Research Award, Senior Scholar Category (2000)

2011 Doctor Iuris Honoris Causa, University of Augsburg

2011 ABA Section of International Law, Leonard J. Theberge Award for Private International Law

2003 Chancellor's Distinguished Public Service Award

1990 University Center for International Studies Senior Research Fellowship

1989 Fulbright Fellowship for Research in Belgium

1989 Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award

1988 Student Bar Association Excellence in Teaching Award

2005-2006 - Fulbright Senior Specialist (two year grant)-University of Ghent, Belgium
2003-2004 - Fulbright Senior Specialist (two year grant)-University of Ghent, Belgium
2002 - Fulbright Distinguished Scholar-University of Iceland

Excellence in Teaching Award (2008)

Excellence in Teaching Award (1999)

Excellence in Teaching Award (1994)

Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award (1991)

Chancellor's Distinguished Public Service Award (2009)
University of Pittsburgh Student Bar Association Excellence in Teaching Award (2007)
Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award (1987)
Nominated for honorary Langston Hughes Visiting Professorship at the University of Kansas School of Law
Professor of the Year, Case Western University School of Law, 2005
1L Professor of the Year, Case Western University School of Law, 2003 and 2004
Judge J. Quint Salmon and Anne Salmon Chaired Professor (2012).
Aoiki Excellence in Asian-American Jurisprudence Award (2012).
Distinguished Faculty Scholar (2010-2013).
Executive Committee of Association of American Law Schools (2011-2013).
Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award (2005).

American Association for Justice, Top 100 in Pennsylvania

The Best Lawyers In America, 1999-2011

Pennsylvania SuperLawyers, 2004-2011

Top 50 in Pittsburgh 2004, 2005, 2006

Awarded the Decoration of Chevalier des Palmes Académiques for promotion of the French language and culture in the United States (2013).
Awarded the Grand Decoration of Merit in Gold for Services Rendered to the Republic of Austria for her work as the United States appointee to the Austrian General Settlement Fund Committee for Nazi-era property compensation (2007).
Excellence in Teaching Award (2003)
Excellence in Teaching Award (1997)
Excellence in Teaching Award (1995)
Excellence in Teaching Award (1989)
Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award (1997)

Excellence in Teaching Award (1998)

Excellence in Teaching Award (1991)

Excellence in Teaching Award (2008)
Excellence in Teaching Award (1996)
The 1987 Pulitzer Prize in Biography
The Seventh Annual Robert F. Kennedy Book Award
University of Pittsburgh Chancellor's Distinguished Public Service Award (2013).
School of Law Excellence in Teaching Award (2012).
School of Law Excellence in Teaching Award (2005).
Winner, Robert T. Harper Award Excellence in Teaching (May 2014).
Middle East Distinguished Scholar in Residence, College of William and Mary (March 2014).
Nonresident Senior Fellow, Boston University Institute for Iraq Studies (Sept. 2011 - present).
Excellence in Teaching Award (2009)
Elected Fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, 2005
University of Pittsburgh Chancellor's Distinguished Research Award, 2002
Webby People's Voice Award 2006 (for JURIST)
Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award (1995)
Excellence in Teaching Award (1993)
Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award (2010)
Fellow (elected), American Bar Foundation (2010-present)
Member (elected), American Law Institute (2008-present)
Excellence in Teaching Award (2002)

Designated a "Pennsylvania Rising Star" by Pittsburgh Magazine and Law and Politics magazine, 2012

Honors: Cum Laude

Excellence in Teaching Award (1992)
Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award (1993)
Chancellor's Distinguished Public Service Award (2002)

Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award (2009)

Excellence in Teaching Award (2004)

Chancellor's Distinguished Public Service Award (2001)

Excellence in Teaching Award (2001)

American Association of Publishers, Most Outstanding Book in Legal and Accounting Practice Category for The Right to Die (1989)

American Federation of Clinical Research, Nellie Westerman Prize in Medical Ethics for Ethical Factors in the Allocation of Experimental Medical Therapies: The Chronic Left-Ventricular Assist Device (1990) (with LS Parker, RM Arnold, LA Siminoff, LH Roth)

Fellow, The Hastings Center

Pellegrino Medal for Contributions to American Health Care Ethics and Law in the selfless spirit of Edmund D. Pellegrino. Samford University (2005)

"Woman of the Year" awarded by the Pitt Law Women's Association, the Women's Bar Association of Western PA, and the Women in the Law Division of the Allegheny County Bar Association (2008)

Chancellor's Distinguished Public Service Award (2004)

Pittsburgh Courier Woman of Excellence (2010)

Award Recipient, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (2001)

Dukeminier Award, granted by the Williams Institute of the UCLA School of Law (2009)

Elected Member, American Law Institute (2004)

Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award (2000)

Excellence in Teaching Award (2005)

Excellence in Teaching Award (1990)

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