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Two law professors honored at 2024 UH Faculty Excellence Awards

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UHLC Professor Elizabeth Trujillo and Provost Diane Z. Chase

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UHLC Professor Elizabeth Trujillo and UHLC Dean Leonard M. Baynes

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UHLC Professor Peter Salib

April 30, 2024 — The University of Houston recognized the achievements of its professors during the 2024 Faculty Awards. UH Law Center faculty Elizabeth Trujillo and Peter Salib were among those spotlighted at the April 25 event for excellence in teaching, research and service.

“Our Faculty Award recipients represent just some of the many outstanding professors and academic leaders on our campus,” said UH Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Diane Z. Chase in a recent UH article. “Their hard work is essential to our mission and continues to make an impact on campus and in our community.”

“I’m very proud of the accomplishments of Professors Elizabeth Trujillo and Peter Salib. They are excellent scholars, terrific teachers, and all-around engaged Law Center citizens. They are compassionate stewards and shepherds of the trusted position that they hold in mentoring and teaching our students. They also write award-winning scholarship that has maximum impact on the legal community and other legal academic scholars,” said UH Law Center Dean Leonard M. Baynes.

Trujillo, the Mary Ann & Lawrence E. Faust Professor of Law and the Founding Director of the Initiative on Global Law and Policy for the Americas, was given the Global Faculty Award.

The award recognizes faculty who have shown excellence in promoting internationally focused teaching, research or service.

Salib, an Assistant Professor of Law and Associated Faculty in Public Affairs, was awarded the Excellence in Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity. This award recognizes faculty who have shown great potential in research, scholarship, and creative endeavors by the quality of their early contributions and have been employed for two years at the University of Houston.

Salib’s research focuses on problems at the intersection of public law, economics, and artificial intelligence. His current research focuses on how law can help alleviate catastrophic risks from AI. 

Click here for a full list of recognized faculty.

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