FIU Law Faculty Members Honored for Outstanding Achievements

FIU President Mark B. Rosenberg recognized more than two dozen distinguished members of the FIU academic community for their outstanding achievements in research and scholarship at the Top Scholars reception April 9.

“It is clear that you are reaching for the stars,” said  Rosenberg at the annual event held at the Ronald W. Reagan Presidential House. “You have set high goals and nd you have met them. The provost and I want to challenge you to keep it up.”

Former Florida Judge and FIU Associate Professor of law Phyllis Kotey – who was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to teach constitutional law and criminal procedure at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Ghana – said she was proud to be nominated with such world-class scholars. “I think of myself as a practitioner, never as a scholar. It’s wonderful to be welcomed by this prestigious group.”

Honorees are nominated by their respective deans through the Office of the Provost. The following law faculty members were recognized this year.

Phyllis Kotey, a clinical associate professor in the College of Law, received a Fulbright to teach constitutional law and criminal procedure at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Ghana.

Thomas Baker, a professor in the College of Law, was made Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, an honorary organization of lawyers, judges, and legal scholars whose public and private careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the welfare of their communities and to the highest principles of the legal profession.

Ediberto Roman, a professor in the College of Law, was made Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, an honorary organization of lawyers, judges, and legal scholars whose public and private careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the welfare of their communities and to the highest principles of the legal profession.

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