Elizabeth Mertz wins award for excellence in mentoring

Elizabeth Mertz, second from right, celebrates her
Slesinger Award with UW Law colleagues

Elizabeth Mertz, UW-Madison’s John and Rylla Bosshard Professor of Law, has won the 2015 Doris Slesinger Award for Excellence in Mentoring. She is also a senior research fellow at the American Bar Foundation.

One recipient is selected annually to receive the award, presented by the Women Faculty Mentoring Program, a campus initiative that seeks to support and retain women assistant professors throughout their tenure process. Winners, chosen from among a list of nominees across the UW-Madison campus, are recognized their for rich contributions to the professional development of their colleagues.

“I’m delighted that Professor Mertz is being recognized for the extraordinary generosity she has shown toward her female colleagues,” says Dean Margaret Raymond. “Her supportive and enthusiastic mentorship of her junior colleagues has had a remarkable and enduring impact on their professional lives and careers, and has encouraged them in turn to offer the same kind of career-altering mentorship that they received from her.”

Mertz received the award at an annual reception for newly promoted and tenured women on Wednesday, Dec. 9, at Union South. UW Law’s Susannah Tahk was also recognized at the event as a newly tenured faculty member.

Submitted by Olivia Grych on December 10, 2015

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