University of Miami Law awards distinguished professorship to Froomkin

The University of Miami School of Law awarded Professor A. Michael Froomkin, an Internet and administrative law expert, the Laurie Silvers and Mitchell Rubenstein Endowed Distinguished Professorship for the 2010-2011 academic year.

Professor Froomkin is the second recipient of the award. Last year, Professor Bruce Winick, a co-founder of the Therapeutic Jurisprudence field, became the first recipient.

“I am very honored to be awarded the Laurie Silvers and Mitchell Rubenstein Endowed Distinguished Professorship,” Froomkin said. “I hope I can live up to the achievements of the previous holder, Bruce Winick.”

Professor Froomkin, who joined UM Law in 1992, writes primarily about Internet governance, electronic democracy and privacy. Last year, Froomkin created Jotwell:  The Journal of Things We Like (Lots) – an online journal (www.jotwell.com) where legal academics can identify, celebrate and discuss the best new legal scholarship. He currently serves as its Editor-in-Chief and the Editor of the Administrative Law section.