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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Amy Monahan Wins ALI Young Scholar's Medal

MonahanThe American Law Institute has awarded Young Scholar's Medals to Adam J. Levitin (Georgetown) and Tax Prof Amy B. Monahan (Minnesota):

"These two scholars are true standouts, and the work they are doing is already changing the conversation in high-level policy debates," said the chair of the Young Scholars Medal Selection Committee, Justice Goodwin Liu of the California Supreme Court.  ... "Professor Monahan's work on public pension reform and employee benefits has contributed significantly to some of the most important debates now playing out at the local, state, and federal levels." ...

Professor Monahan's scholarship centers on the intersection of health care reform and public sector pensions. Her teaching and research focuses primarily on the topics of taxation and employee benefits. She has written 17 articles or book chapters since the beginning of her law teaching career. Professor Monahan holds a J.D. from Duke University School of Law and a B.A. in international studies from Johns Hopkins University.

"Amy has rapidly established herself as one of the country's top scholars in health policy and employee benefits law," said David Wippman, the dean of the University of Minnesota Law School. "She's also a terrific teacher and colleague and richly deserves the Young Scholars Medal."

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