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Fiona Doherty ’99 Awarded Yale Provost Teaching Prize

Clinical Associate Professor of Law Fiona Doherty ’99 was recently honored as one of the winners of the 2013-2014 Yale Provost’s Teaching Prize.

The prize recognizes untenured Yale faculty who exemplify excellence in teaching. Nominations for the award are made by deans and department chairs and, together with information from student evaluations, are used to select ten prize recipients from throughout the University each year.

The citation for Doherty’s award stated that she is “an extraordinarily gifted teacher…She shines in the weekly seminar component of each clinic, and is a conscientious, compassionate supervisor of fieldwork, which includes representation of misdemeanor defendants in New Haven Superior Court, disabled veterans in public benefits cases, and veterans’ organizations in legislative and regulatory advocacy.”