Excellence in Teaching Award

Excellence in Teaching Award


Each year since 2006, Albany Law has presented the faculty member who demonstrates an unparalleled dedication to the students of Albany Law School through his or her teaching with the Excellence in Teaching Award.

Nomination Form

In​terim President and Dean Connie Mayer, 2011 recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award.

Dean Mayer received the award in large part due to her versatility in teaching law students, ranging from lecture halls to after-class discussions, integrating state-of-the-art technology with traditional teaching. Before taking the role of associate dean for academic affairs, she has served as associate dean for student affairs, and director of the Clinical Legal Studies Program. See Dean Mayer's faculty page.

Professor Norman T. Deutsch, 2010 recipient of the Excellence i​n Teaching Award.

Since joining the law school's faculty in 1978, Professor Deutsch has taught thousands of students in Constitutional Law and Contracts. He is also innovative in his classroom, including using electronic polling to motivate class participation. See Professor Deutsch's faculty page.

Professor Deborah Mann, 2009 Recipient of the Excellence i​n Teaching Award

More information on this award winner coming soon. See Professor Mann's faculty page.

Professor Dale ​Moore, 2008 Recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award, on "Why I Teach

My immediate reaction to the question "Why do you teach?" is "If given the opportunity, why wouldn't I teach?" Despite being occasionally intimidating, teaching is a challenge, a joy, privilege, and an honor. [More]

See Professor Moore's faculty page.

Professor Joseph Connors, 2007 Recipient of the Excellen​ce in Teaching Award & Excellence in Service Award

More information on this award winner coming soon. See Professor Connors' faculty page.

Professor Timothy Lytton, 2006 Recipient of the Excelle​nce in Teaching Award

"I consider it a great privilege to teach here at Albany Law School given the extraordinary commitment of our students and the fact that following graduation many of them will fill the most important government and private sector positions in the state of New York. Teaching also fuels my scholarship, giving me a chance to develop ideas in conversation with students and to test drive new theories to make sure that they are understandable and grounded in the practical concerns of legal practice." - Professor Lytton

See Professor Lytton's faculty page.