Distinguished award for LAL editor
January 30, 2009
Law and Literature founding editor Richard Weisberg awarded the prestigious Chevalier of the National Order of the Legion of Honor.
Created in 1802 by Napoleon Bonaparte, the National Order of the Legion of Honor is the highest decoration given by the French Republic for outstanding service to France. Awardees are nominated for distinguished military or civil service and professional prominence, and appointed for life through a decree signed by the President of the French Republic. Among the past Americans who have been awarded this high honor are Ronald Reagan, Neil Armstrong, Norman Mailer, and Julia Child.
Professor Weisberg, the Walter Floersheimer Professor of Constitutional Law at Cardozo School of Law, was cited by French President Nicolas Sarkozy for his “outstanding contribution to the development of French-American relations in the defense of human rights, and in striving for the reparation of wrongs and losses suffered by Jewish families during World War II.”
Please join us in congratulating Professor Weisberg on this outstanding achievement.