Lexington, VA • Friday, June 27, 2008
The Women Law Students Association (WLSO) at Washington and Lee University School of Law has named Robin F. Wilson the 2008 recipient of the organization's Professor of the Year award.
Prof. Robin F. Wilson
WLSO created the award several years ago to recognize professors both in and out of the classroom for exceptional service as teachers and mentors and for making significant contributions to the advancement of women's issues. WLSO members cited Professor Wilson's research on marriage and child-bearing decisions of women with graduate degrees and her work on consent issues surrounding pelvic exams as examples of how she is bringing national and international attention to important issues for women.
"In the short time she has been at Washington and Lee, Professor Wilson's presence has been felt by many students," said WLSO member Elizabeth Joseph '08. "She is an amazing example for all law students. Her international reputation as a scholar combined with her enthusiasm and eagerness to work with students makes her more than deserving of this award."
A specialist in family law and health law, Professor Wilson's research and teaching interests also include Insurance and Biomedical Ethics. Professor Wilson is the editor of two volumes: Reconceiving the Family: Critical Reflections on the American Law Institute's Principles of the Law of Family Dissolution and the Handbook of Children, Culture & Violence. She has published articles in the Cornell Law Review, the Emory Law Journal, the North Carolina Law Review, and the San Diego Law Review, as well as in numerous peer-reviewed journals. Her work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, the Chronicle of Higher Education and ABC News among other media outlets.
"I cannot remember being so touched by any honor," said Professor Wilson. "I feel so lucky to be at a place like W&L and to count so many women students among my friends."
The Women Law Students Organization is dedicated to advocating for the success of women in the law and to bringing an awareness of women's issues to the Washington and Lee Law School community.