Stephen Sachs Wins Federalist Society’s 2020 Story Award
Stephen E. Sachs of Duke Law School has won The Federalist Society’s 2020 Joseph Story Award. Named for Justice Joseph Story, who was appointed to the Supreme Court at the age of 32, the award recognizes a young academic who has demonstrated excellence in legal scholarship, a commitment to teaching, a concern for students, and who has made a significant public impact in a manner that advances the rule of law in a free society.
Professor Sachs is a scholar of civil procedure, constitutional law, Anglo-American legal history, and conflict of laws. His research spans a variety of substantive topics, focusing on the history of procedure and private law and its implications for current disputes. His research interests include federal jurisdiction, constitutional interpretation, sovereign immunity, and the legal status of corporations. At Duke, he teaches Civil Procedure, Conflict of Laws, and seminars on constitutional law.
The Story Award is customarily presented in person at the Federalist Society’s student symposium, but the symposium was held virtually this year. Video and text of Sachs’ acceptance remarks can be viewed on the Federalist Society’s website.
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