Professor Karin Mika, Senior Legal Writing Professor, has been awarded the 2022 AALS Section Award by the Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research. This prestigious award recognizes professors who have made significant lifetime contributions to the field of legal research and writing.
The Awards Committee noted the following about Professor Mika’s exceptional career achievements:
“Professor Mika has dedicated the better part of her career to academia. She has advocated to improve the status of legal writing professors…. Her talent as a teacher and mentor over the past 30 or so years is undeniable…. Generally regarded as the ‘Keeper of the Flame,’ Professor Mika has been a faithful archivist and historian for the legal writing community, preserving our memories and experiences through documents, photos, and friendships…. Professor Mika is a passionate and selfless advocate who has been a backbone of the national legal writing community.”