College of Law recognizes new named professors
College of Law recognizes new named professorsNovember 02, 2005Jaclyn D. Grossojgrosso@law.syr.edu
Dean Hannah Arterian recently announced that two faculty members were honored with named professorships at Syracuse University College of Law.
Sarah Ramsey was named Board of Advisors Professor and David M. Driesen was appointed Angela S. Cooney Professor. The Board of Advisors Professorship is funded by members of the College of Law Board of Advisors to recognize and provide additional financial support to outstanding faculty members. Angela S. Cooney ’60, LAW ’62, funded the Cooney professorship through a donation from her estate.
“Both Prof. Ramsey and Prof. Driesen are well qualified and well suited for this recognition,” says Arterian. “Our continued ability to provide named professorships emphasizes our law school’s commitment to excellence in teaching, research and professional service.”
Ramsey currently serves as director of the Family Law and Social Policy Center and teaches family law, children and the law and professional responsibility. She holds a B.A. from Duke University, a M.A. and a J.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an LL.M. from the University of Michigan Law School. She has written extensively on the subject of children and the law. Ramsey’s publications include “Children and Law in the Nutshell” (West Publishing, 2003) and “Children and the Law: Doctrine, Policy, and Practice” (West Publishing, 2000). In 2002, she was named a Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor for Teaching Excellence, one of Syracuse University’s distinctions for an outstanding record of teaching.
Driesen teaches environmental law (domestic and international) and constitutional law. Before becoming a professor at Syracuse, Driesen was a member of the Natural Resources Defense Council, a national public interest environmental organization. He has a B. Mus. from Oberlin Conservatory of Music, a M.Mus. from the Yale School of Music and a J.D. from Yale Law School. His most recent book, “The Economic Dynamics of Environmental Law” (MIT Press, 2003), won the Lynton Keith Caldwell Award.