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Professor Kenneth Karst Receives UCLA Dickson Emeritus Professorship Award


April 18, 2011 -- Kenneth Karst, the David G. Price and Dallas P. Price professor of law emeritus at UCLA School of Law, has received the 2010-11 Dickson Emeritus Professorship Award, which honors outstanding research, scholarly work, teaching and/or educational service to the university and the profession. He is one of three emeriti UCLA professors to receive the award this year.

Professor Karst, who joined the UCLA Law faculty in 1965 and became emeritus in 2001, is an eminent constitutional law scholar and a fellow of the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has written numerous articles, book chapters and reviews, as well as a new edition of Encyclopedia of the American Constitution, for which he has received a number of honors. Many of his articles are repeatedly cited by courts and other distinguished scholars in the field.

Professor Karst won the University’s Distinguished Teaching Award in 1980, UCLA School of Law’s Rutter Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1994, and he has been elected twice by graduating classes as Professor of the Year.

He earned a B.A. from UCLA in 1950 and his LLB law degree from Harvard Law School in 1953.