The University Teaching Committee recentlyhonored University of Utah Law Professor Nancy McLaughlin with the 2007Early Career Teaching Award.
McLaughlin, who received her undergraduatedegree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and her lawdegree from the University of Virginia, joined the faculty at the SJQuinney College of Law in 2000. She currently teaches federal incometax, gift and estate tax, trusts and estates, estate planning, andprivate land conservation. She is the past recipient of several otherawards, including the Peter W. Billings Excellence in Teaching Awardfor 2006.
The Early Career Teaching Award is givento young faculty members at the university at an early stage in theircareers in recognition of excellence in teaching as well asachievements of new methods of teaching. The contest is universitywide. There are five award winners this year.
McLaughlin says that she was honored toreceive the award, and notes that she has many people to thank,including Hiram Chodosh and Robert Adler, who nominated her. “Withouttheir support I would not have even been in the running,” she says. Shealso credits her colleague, Professor Manuel Utset, and former student,Charles H. Livsey, for the letters they wrote in support of hernomination.
“Of course, I need to thank my husband,James McLaughlin, for his unwavering patience during the long eveningsI