Bar Honors Law Professor Kenneth Abraham
9, 2000 -- University
of Virginia law professor Kenneth S. Abraham has received the 2000
Robert B. McKay Law Professor Award, presented annually by the American
Bar Associations Tort and Insurance Practice Section. The
award recognizes commitment to the advancement of justice, scholarship,
and the legal profession demonstrated by outstanding contributions
to the fields of tort or insurance law.
of the nations leading insurance and tort law scholars, Abraham
is the author of four books, including the ground-breaking 1986
book, Distributing Risk: Insurance, Legal Theory, and Public
Policy, a systematic examination of insurance law from the perspectives
of rights theory, economic analysis, and the comparative competence
of the various legal institutions that regulate insurance. His casebook,
Insurance and Regulation, is now in its third edition and
is used in more than 90 American law schools.
this year, Abraham received the All-University Outstanding Teacher
Award, presented to select U.Va. faculty in recognition of their
are delighted that Ken, as one of our senior faculty members, has
received this well-deserved recognition of his important contributions
to insurance and tort law," said Law School Dean Robert E.
has served as an advisor to the American Law Institutes Restatement
of Torts (third): Products Liability, as a co-author of the
institutes 1991 study, Enterprise Responsibility for Personal
Injury, and on a number of other boards and commissions concerned
with tort law and insurance reform. In 1996 he was elected to the
Council of the American Law Institute, the board of leading lawyers,
judges, and law professors that sets policy for the institute.
the Class of 1962 Professor of Law and the Albert C. Tate Jr. Research
Professor, is a graduate of Indiana University and earned his J.D.
from Yale. He practiced law in New Jersey and taught law at Case
Western Reserve University and the University of Maryland before
coming to Virginia in 1984.
Denise Forster, (804) 924-4678