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Professors Kate Stith and Quintin Johnstone ’51 JSD Honored for Service to Legal Profession

Lafayette S. Foster Professor of Law Kate Stith has received the Connecticut Bar Foundation’s Distinguished Service Award, recognizing her exceptional contributions to the Foundation’s programs and to legal services for the poor in Connecticut.” Stith accepted the award at the Foundation’s annual reception at The Bushnell in Hartford on May 10. “This is a signal honor and an apt recognition of Kate’s many contributions to the maintenance of legal services in the State of Connecticut,” said Yale Law School Dean Robert Post ’77. Stith joined the Connecticut Bar Foundation Board of Directors in 1987, shortly after she joined the Yale Law School faculty, and chaired the Board from 1999 to 2002. She is also a Connecticut Bar Foundation James W. Cooper Sustaining Life Fellow.

Stith was presented with her award by Justus S. Hotchkiss Professor Emeritus of Law Quintin Johnstone ’51 JSD, Foundation president in the late 1980s and himself the recent recipient of an award. Johnstone is being honored by the Connecticut Law Tribune for his distinguished service to Connecticut’s legal profession and will accept its Service to the Profession Award on June 2. The Connecticut Law Tribune is a weekly newspaper covering the state’s courts, law firms, and legislature. Johnstone served as chair of the Law Tribune’s editorial board from 1999 to 2011. He joined the Yale Law School faculty in 1955 and is completing his final semester of teaching. He’ll continue to do writing and research.