Professor Heinz Klug has been honored with the Law and Society Association's 2023 Ronald Pipkin Service Award for sustained and extraordinary service to the association. 

Heinz Klug
Heinz Klug

Klug, the John and Rylla Bosshard Professor of Law at UW Law, grew up in South Africa. He participated in the anti-Apartheid struggle, spent 11 years in exile and returned to South Africa in 1990 as a member of the ANC Land Commission and researcher for Zola Skweyiya, chairperson of the ANC Constitutional Committee. He was also a team member on the World Bank mission to South Africa on Land Reform and Rural Restructuring. He has taught at UW since 1996.

Klug has presented lectures and papers on the South African constitution, land reform, and water law, among other topics, in Australia, Belgium, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Ethiopia, Germany, South Africa, the Netherlands, and at several U.S. law schools. His research interests include constitutional transitions, constitution-building, human rights, international legal regimes, and natural resources. His current teaching areas include comparative constitutional law, constitutional law, constitution making, human rights and humanitarian law, property, and natural resources law.

The Law and Society Association is an interdisciplinary scholarly organization committed to social scientific, interpretive, and historical analyses of law across multiple social contexts.

"I was truly honored to be recognized by the Law and Society Association for my service to the association, which has been my academic home for nearly 30 years," Klug said.

Submitted by Law School News on June 12, 2023

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