August 17, 2017

Nevada law school professor Jeffrey Stempel to receive service award from American Bar Association

The American Bar Association Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section will honor Jeffrey Stempel, professor at the University of Nevada Las Vegas William S. Boyd School of Law, with its Robert B. McKay Law Professor Award. The award recognizes law professors who have shown commitment to the advancement of justice, scholarship, and the legal profession, demonstrated by outstanding contributions to the fields of tort, trial practice, or insurance law.

The award will be presented to Stempel at the ABA Annual Meeting in New York City during the James K. Carroll Leadership Awards Dinner on Saturday, Aug. 12, from 6:30-10 p.m. at the Grand Hyatt Hotel.

“Professor Stempel exemplifies all that is good with our legal education system and academics,” said Sam H. Poteet, chair of the ABA Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section. “He has served on the faculty of Brooklyn Law School and the Florida State University College of Law. It is with great pride that we honor him with this award.”

Stempel teaches Civil Procedure/Alternative Dispute Resolution, Evidence, Professional Responsibility and Insurance Law.

He is a 1981 graduate of Yale Law School, where he was an editor of the Yale Law Journal and co-founder of the Yale Law and Policy Review. He spent two years as a law clerk to a federal district court judge in Philadelphia and three years in private practice with a firm in Minneapolis before entering the teaching profession. Stempel also served on the faculty at Brooklyn Law School and the Florida State University College of Law.

Stempel has numerous publications to his credit, including books, treatise chapters and supplements, and law review articles. He is a member of the American Law Institute, the State Bar of Nevada and the Minnesota Bar.

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The ABA Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section unites plaintiff, defense, insurance and corporate counsel to advance the civil justice system. TIPS is a national source of expertise in tort, trial and insurance practice and brings lawyers together to share information and speak out on issues of importance. The section has over 20,000 members and more than 30 general committees that focus on substantive and procedural matters in areas across the broad spectrum of civil law and practice. For more information about the Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section visit the TIPS website,

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