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Judge Ralph Winter Prize Will Honor Best Student Paper in Law and Economics

Yale Law School has announced the creation of the Judge Ralph Winter Prize, to be awarded annually to the Yale Law student who has written the best paper in law and economics. The Winter Prize is supported by the Judge Ralph K. Winter Lecture Fund, which was established in 2002 by former law clerks to support the Judge Ralph Winter Lectureship on Corporate Law and Governance.

The Judge Ralph K. Winter Lecture is co-hosted by the Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law and the Dean’s Office. The next Winter Lecture will be delivered on February 14, 2011, at Yale Law School, by Kenneth S. Rogoff, Thomas D. Cabot Professor of Public Policy in the department of economics at Harvard University. 

Judge Ralph Winter ’60 is currently a Senior Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and an adjunct professor at Yale Law School. Judge Winter was a full-time member of the Yale Law School faculty from 1962 until 1982, when he entered judicial service. He is a recipient of the Connecticut Law Review Award, the Federal Bar Council’s Learned Hand Award for Excellence in Federal Jurisprudence, the Yale Law School Association Award of Merit, and the YLS Center for the Study of Corporate Law’s Simeon E. Baldwin Award for distinguished achievement in law and business.