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Daley honored with teaching award

March 19, 2014 | Faculty

On March 18, Professor Richard Daley’s classroom received a surprise visit from the university provost, who stopped the class to announce Daley is the winner of the Provost’s Award for Distinguished Teaching By A Lecturer.  The award recognizes a maximum of three lectures, senior lectures, or auxiliary faculty for their teaching excellence.  Daley, a senior lecturer in law, joined the Moritz faculty after practicing real estate law for 28 years. He teaches Real Estate Development Law, Commercial Leasing, and Drafting Business Contracts.   In 2013, graduating law students voted for him to receive the Morgan Shipman Outstanding Professor Award.

“Rick’s success and devotion to his students, his accomplishment in creating not only new courses in real estate, but also new types of courses generally, rife with role plays, simulations, drafting and so forth that bring both the skills and the problem-solving of lawyering in the world into the classroom, and his success in creating a casebook that has had his detailed methods adopted to benefit students elsewhere, all of these things made the nomination a simple one,” said Alan C. Michaels, dean and Edwin M. Cooperman Professor of Law.

In 2011, Daley published Real Estate Development Law (West).