Frederic White, dean of the Texas Wesleyan School of Law, was recently honored by his alma mater, Columbia Law School, with the 2013 Distinguished Columbian in Teaching Award. This award is given to a Columbia Law School graduate who, through excellence in teaching, scholarship and writing, and through achievements in the graduate's chosen field, has brought distinction both to the law school and to the faculties on which the graduate has served.
Columbia Law School hosted an alumni reception on Jan. 6 at the 2013 Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting, where Dean White was honored. David M. Schizer, dean of Columbia Law School, said, “Your outstanding achievements certainly epitomize the essence of this award, and the law school is pleased to have this opportunity to honor your accomplishments.”
In accepting the award, Dean White said, “I am honored to receive this recognition from Columbia. It is a testament to four decades of hard work since my graduation and must be shared with innumerable colleagues throughout the country with whom I have worked and taught.”