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Graduate teaching awards to honor law, medicine professors

May 20, 2013

Photos by Paula Burch-Celentano

At the Tulane University Unified Commencement ceremony on Saturday (May 18), Gabriel A. Feldman and Dr. Elma Ireland LeDoux were presented with the President's Awards for Graduate and Professional Teaching. Feldman is associate professor at Tulane Law School and director of the Sports Law Program, and LeDoux is associate professor of medicine at the Tulane School of Medicine and medical director of the Training and Assessment of Professional Skills Program. These honors recognize faculty members with a compelling record of excellence in teaching, learning and research, and a commitment to educational excellence. Each receives a medal designed by the late professor emeritus Franklin Adams and $5,000.

Gabriel A. Feldman joined Tulane Law School in 2005. He has taught such courses as sports law, intellectual property, antitrust and contracts while also mentoring the more than 100 students in the sports law program. He also serves as the university's associate provost for NCAA compliance. A valued mentor and teacher, Feldman created a number of innovative programs and internship opportunities for his students, who say he is "by far the best teacher I have ever had," "a brilliant lecturer" and "one of the finest and most innovative teachers of the law."

In addition to Professor Feldman’s honors at Tulane's Unified Commencement, two other law professors were honored for their teaching at the Law School’s graduation ceremony. Professor Amy Gajda received the Felix Frankfurter Distinguished Teaching Award, presented each year to the faculty member selected by the graduating class for outstanding classroom teaching. Professor Mark Davis, director of Tulane Law School's Institute of Water Resources Law and Policy, was selected by the graduating class to receive the 2013 Monte Lemann Award for Distinguished Adjunct Teaching.

Gabe Feldman

Professor Gabriel A. Feldman
(Photo by Paula Burch-Celentano)


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