Stewart Macaulay receives 2016 'Leaders in the Law' honors

Stewart Macaulay

Stewart Macaulay, professor emeritus at University of Wisconsin Law School, has been named one of 20 “Leaders in the Law” by the Wisconsin Law Journal.

The annual award honors top judges, attorneys and legal professionals who have made a difference in Wisconsin’s legal community.

Macaulay is internationally recognized as a leader of the law-in-action approach to contracts. He is a founder of relational contract theory, the principle that the effect of a contract is based largely on the relationship of trust among parties. He has also written extensively on subjects ranging from lawyers and consumer law to private government and legal pluralism.

Macaulay served on the UW Law School faculty for 55 years before retiring from teaching in 2013.

Seven UW Law alumni join him as 2016 Leaders in the Law:

  • Jennifer D’Amato ’89
  • David Dickmann ’92
  • Paul Kent ’81
  • Andrew McConnell ’85
  • Joseph Troy ’80
  • Benjamin Wagner ’03
  • Gregory Wesley ’97

A ceremony in their honor will take place on Thursday, Feb. 18, in Milwaukee.

Watch Professor Macaulay's 'Leaders in the Law' profile.

Submitted by Law School News on February 19, 2016

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