Five southwestern faculty named Montgomery Scholars

Five southwestern faculty named Montgomery Scholars


SOUTHWESTERN LAW SCHOOL, Los Angeles, Calif., Nov. 01, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Kenneth & Harle Montgomery Foundation joins Southwestern Law School in the appointment of five Montgomery Scholars for the 2022-2023 academic year. Each grantee receives a lavish award from the Foundation, which provides important support and enables them to continue to produce high-quality grants that will make an impact on the legal profession and the world.

The 2022-2023 Montgomery Scholars are Professors Mira Deo, Warren Grimes, Hila Keren, John Teheranian, and Rachel VanLandingham. Professors Keren and Tehranian have been named Montgomery Scholars for the first academic year of 2021–2022.

“I am pleased that our family foundation is able to make this gift and contribute to Southwestern’s strong scientific legacy. As a past Dean of Southwestern, I know Southwestern has many outstanding scholars.”~Bryant G. Garth, President of the Kenneth & Harle Montgomery Foundation; Dean Emeritus of Southwestern Law School; Distinguished Professor of Law Emeritus, UC Irvine Law; Interim Director, American Bar Foundation

“Each year’s award winners build and share knowledge and concepts that impact their fields and help improve the law and our society. Scholarship recognition and support is critical to Southwestern’s continued success.” ~Darby Dickerson, President and Dean, Southwestern Law School

Professor Meera Deo, the Honorable Vaino-Spencer Chairman of Southwestern, is a national expert on legal education, racial representation and diversity, equity and inclusion. She uses empirical methods and interdisciplinary science to study vulnerable populations in legal education, drawing on her PhD. in Sociology and the JD Professor Deo Fellowship has been published in numerous peer-reviewed and law-reviewed journals. She is also director of the Law School Survey of Student Engagement (LSSSE), which is the nation’s largest…

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