Distinguished Faculty Honored

August 24, 2021
Chambers named Distinguished Scholar and Spalding named Distinguished Educator

Richmond Law is proud to announce the recipients of this year’s Distinguished Educator Award and the Distinguished Scholar Award for the School of Law. 

Professor Henry L. Chambers Jr. is the 2021 School of Law Distinguished Scholar. Chambers teaches and writes in various areas including voting rights, constitutional law, criminal law, and employment discrimination. His recent voting rights scholarship includes “Readying Virginia for Redistricting After a Decade of Election Law Upheaval,” “The Fight over the Virginia Redistricting Commission,” and “Technological Change, Voting Rights, and Strict Scrutiny.” Each article encourages the reader to think more deeply about voting and its role in moving our democratic republic forward.  Consistent with his scholarly and teaching interests, he also serves on Governor Northam’s Commission to Examine Racial and Economic Inequity in Virginia Law.

Professor Andy Spalding is the 2021 School of Law Distinguished Educator. Spalding teaches and writes in the area of international anti-corruption law. As chair of the Olympics Compliance Task Force, Spalding collaborates with a team of international academics and practitioners, and with the International Olympic Committee, to design and promote Olympic host-country anti-corruption and human rights measures. He has partnered with student teams to conduct extensive legal research on the anti-corruption and human rights legacies of megasporting events, making substantial contributions to his forthcoming book with Oxford University Press on the topic.

“I am delighted we are honoring these two exceptional faculty colleagues,” said Dean Wendy Perdue. “They epitomize the very best of Richmond Law.”  

Congratulations to the honorees!