Nicholson challenges the status quo inherent in corporate law jurisprudence

Brandeis School of Law Professor Lisa Nicholson received the Exemplary Multicultural Teaching Award during the 14th Celebration of Faculty Excellence last week. The awards were conferred by University of Louisville’s Interim Provost Neville Pinto and Bill Pierce, vice president for research and innovation.

“All of you have one thing in common ... you have set high standards of excellence,” said UofL President James Ramsey.  “Your work enhances the prestige and respect of our university.  You make us premier. You have distinguished yourselves among your colleagues, and your personal dedication to excellence is an inspiration to us.”

The University of Louisville Multicultural Center and its Advisory Board established the President’s Exemplary Multicultural Teaching Award in 1996. The award is given each year to a faculty member who has incorporated multicultural and global perspectives into his or her scholarship, teaching practices and research.

Professor Lisa Hope Nicholson has established herself as a leading corporate law scholar, highly acclaimed teacher, and a social justice advocate. Her teaching actively challenges the status quo inherent in corporate law jurisprudence. She is deeply committed to breaking down barriers for her students and the displaced in our community and beyond.  In her scholarship, teaching practices and research, Nicholson has integrated multicultural and global perspectives to ensure her students are well-rounded, perceptive and critical thinkers who understand that inclusion is essential to a well-functioning polity and society.