Rhode receives award for outstanding scholarship

Deborah Rhode
Deborah Rhode

Stanford Law School’s DEBORAH RHODE recently accepted the Outstanding Scholar Award from The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation in Chicago. Rhode is the Ernest W. McFarland Professor of Law, director of the Center on the Legal Profession and director of the Program in Law and Social Entrepreneurship.

“Throughout her distinguished career, Professor Rhode has become a highly lauded and frequently cited scholar on legal ethics,” said Don Slesnick, chair of The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation. “From her groundbreaking work on access to justice to her unique contributions to research on gender and the law, Rhode’s prolific career exemplifies the type of outstanding scholarship that The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation seeks to recognize through the Outstanding Scholar Award.”

Rhode is the founding president of the International Association of Legal Ethics, the former president of the Association of American Law Schools, the former chair of the American Bar Association’s Commission on Women in the Profession, the former director of Stanford’s Center on Ethics and the former director of Stanford’s Institute for Research on Women and Gender.

Rhode has also won numerous awards, including the American Bar Association’s Michael Franck Award for contributions to the field of professional responsibility, the American Bar Foundation’s W.M. Keck Foundation Award for distinguished scholarship on legal ethics, the American Bar Association’s Pro Bono Publico Award for her work on expanding public service opportunities in law schools and the White House’s Champion of Change award for a lifetime’s work in increasing access to justice.

She has authored or coauthored more than 20 books and 250 articles. Her recent works  include Lawyers as Leaders, Leadership: Law, Policy and Management and The Beauty Bias: The Injustice of Appearance in Life and Law.

Visit the Law School website for more on the award.