Professor Jeremy de Beer has been awarded the Canadian Association of Law Teachers (CALT) 2016 Prize for Academic Excellence. The award honours exceptional contributions to research and law teaching by a Canadian law teacher in mid-career.
Professor de Beer has made exceptionally innovative and impactful contributions to teaching and research, and is recognized worldwide as a leader in empirical methods and global collaborations. His research solves practical problems that cut across the disciplines of law, economics, management, political science, and public policy, intersecting with subfields of natural sciences and engineering. Moreover, he has helped to define new fields of scholarly enquiry, and provided juris doctor and graduate students with unparalleled opportunities to engage extensively in world-leading research, by raising over $14 million in the last 7 years through large-scale grants for several peer-reviewed projects.
In the classroom, Professor de Beer has garnered extensive praise for his innovative teaching methods, reshaping pedagogy in the core law school curriculum, pioneering specialized new courses on cutting-edge subjects and building an internationally-renowned IP mooting program. Through experiential learning outside the classroom, the future leaders whom Professor de Beer mentors acquire skills essential for legal practice and public service. His research has extraordinary impact, not only on students and the legal profession, but also on policymaking nationally and internationally.
Congratulations to Professor de Beer on this well-deserved recognition!