Cooley Professor Honored by Michigan Academy of Science, Arts & Letters

Professor Otto Stockmeyer Professor Otto Stockmeyer
"This is well-deserved recognition of Professor Stockmeyer's dedication to scholarly outreach. He exemplifies our emphasis on practical legal scholarship."

Charles Cercone, Cooley Associate Dean of Faculty

January 23, 2012 - The Michigan Academy of Science, Arts & Letters (the Academy) has awarded the Cohn Prize in Law and Public Policy Scholarship to Cooley Law Professor Norman Otto Stockmeyer. He was honored for his paper, "The Tortuous History of the Mutual-Mistake Doctrine in Michigan Contract Law," which was presented at the Academy's 2011 annual conference.

Professor Stockmeyer's paper has been published in the Academy's academic journal, Michigan Academician, and can be accessed at http://ssrn.com/abstract=1789778.

"I am honored to be chosen for this award, and privileged to work at an institution where contributing to the public's understanding of the law is encouraged," said Stockmeyer.

"This is well-deserved recognition of Professor Stockmeyer's dedication to scholarly outreach," added Charles Cercone, Cooley Associate Dean of Faculty. "He exemplifies our emphasis on practical legal scholarship."

The Cohn Prize represents Professor Stockmeyer's second recognition for scholarly writing in recent years. An article he wrote for the Cooley Law Review was selected for reprinting in The Green Bag's 2008 anthology of exemplary legal writing. It also dealt with aspects of the mutual-mistake doctrine.

The Michigan Academy of Science, Arts & Letters is a regional multidisciplinary academic society. The Academy awards the Cohn Prize for the paper presented at the annual conference that best contributes to the existing scholarly literature on the topic of law or public policy.

The Cohn Prize recognizes Judge Avern L. Cohn for his patronage of the Academy and legal scholarship. The award will be presented at the Academy's 2012 annual conference, which will be held on the campus of Alma College on March 2, 2012.


About Cooley Law School: Founded in 1972, the Thomas M. Cooley Law School is a private, nonprofit, independent law school accredited by the American Bar Association and the Higher Learning Commission. Cooley has provided its more than 15,000 graduates with the practical skills necessary for a seamless transition from academia to the real world. Cooley offers its Juris Doctor program, Joint Degree programs, and Master of Laws programs three times a year with enrollment in January, May and September. Cooley Law School has campuses across Michigan in Lansing, Auburn Hills, Grand Rapids and Ann Arbor, and its new campus in Tampa Bay, Florida.

 

Highlights

Professor Stockmeyer was awarded the Cohn Prize in Law and Public Policy Scholarship.

He was honored for his paper "The Tortuous History of the Mutual-Mistake Doctrine in Michigan Contract Law."

The Cohn Prize represents Professor Stockmeyer's second recognition for scholarly writing in recent years.


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