The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi inducted Robert W. Adler, dean of the S.J.Quinney College of Law, as a member earlier this month.
Phi Kappa Phi is a national honor society established to recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others. It distinguishes it from Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest honor society, which requires it inductees to have majored in the liberal arts and sciences. Phi Kappa Phi membership is by invitation only. Those eligible for invitation must be in the top 7.5 percent of second-semester university juniors and the top 10 percent of seniors and graduate students. In addition, faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction are also eligible to be nominated for membership.
Adler qualified for selection based on being a member of the faculty, an associate dean and the dean, said Reyes Aguilar, an associate dean at the law school who also serves as president of the U’s chapter of Phi Kappa Phi.
“Dean Adler’s induction into Phi Kappa Phi was in recognition of his excellence in scholarship, teaching, service to the community, and his long term and many leadership roles in the law school,” said Aguilar. “Dean Adler’s scholarship and teaching are widely recognized as being top rate and his pro bono work serves as great example to students and new lawyers of what an attorney’s dedication to the law and society should be. Finally, Dean Adler’s answers to the calls of taking on leadership roles demonstrates his dedication to the College of Law at times of transition. Most notably during our centennial, construction of the new building, navigating the challenges of the Great Recession, and the dedication of the new building,” Aguilar added.
Adler was honored at a ceremony with other U students and faculty.