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Former Dean Harold Hongju Koh To Receive YLSA Award of Merit

Former Yale Law School Dean Harold Hongju Koh, currently serving as Legal Adviser of the U.S. Department of State, will be back on campus the weekend of October 16-18 to accept the Yale Law School Association’s Award of Merit during Alumni Weekend 2009.

Koh is the Martin R. Flug ’55 Professor of International Law at Yale Law School. He is on leave from the Law School during his time in Washington and will return to teach when his public service ends. He joined the Yale Law faculty in 1985 and served as dean from 2004 to 2009. He will be given the Award of Merit on Saturday, October 17, at 12:30 p.m. during the All Alumni Luncheon in the University Commons.

Since 1957, the Yale Law School alumni have presented the Award of Merit each year to an esteemed graduate of the Law School or to a person who has served as a full-time member of the Yale Law faculty for at least ten years. Recipients are recognized for having made a substantial contribution to public service or to the legal profession. Previous recipients include former presidents Gerald Ford ’41 and William J. Clinton ’73 and District of Columbia Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton ’64.

Alumni Weekend 2009 will focus on the theme, “The Regulatory Debate: Whether, What, and How?” More information is available here. For online registration, visit the Alumni Weekend website. Those registering by Tuesday, September 15, are eligible for the Early Bird rate.
Former Yale Law School Dean Harold Hongju Koh, currently serving as Legal Adviser of the U.S. Department of State, will be back on campus the weekend of October 16-18 to accept the Yale Law School Association’s Award of Merit during Alumni Weekend 2009.

Koh is the Martin R. Flug ’55 Professor of International Law at Yale Law School. He is on leave from the Law School during his time in Washington and will return to teach when his public service ends. He joined the Yale Law faculty in 1985 and served as dean from 2004 to 2009. He will be given the Award of Merit on Saturday, October 17, at 12:30 p.m. during the All Alumni Luncheon in the University Commons.

Since 1957, the Yale Law School alumni have presented the Award of Merit each year to an esteemed graduate of the Law School or to a person who has served as a full-time member of the Yale Law faculty for at least ten years. Recipients are recognized for having made a substantial contribution to public service or to the legal profession. Previous recipients include former presidents Gerald Ford ’41 and William J. Clinton ’73 and District of Columbia Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton ’64.

Alumni Weekend 2009 will focus on the theme, “The Regulatory Debate: Whether, What, and How?” More information is available here. For online registration, visit the Alumni Weekend website. Those registering by Tuesday, September 15, are eligible for the Early Bird rate.