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Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Teaching

Teaching Medal Award Winner

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Denise Antolini

As an associate professor of law and director of the environmental law program Denise Antolini’s philosophy of teaching is grounded in experience as a practitioner in high-profile public interest litigation and a clerkship with a federal judge.

She helped turn the Environmental Law Program into a national model through her interactions and supportive roles with the law students.

A college observed, "Denise is an absolutely first-rate teacher, mentor, colleague, administrator and inspiration to those who are fortunate to know her."

The Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Teaching is awarded by the Board of Regents as tribute to faculty members who exhibit an extraordinary level of subject mastery and scholarship, teaching effectiveness and creativity and personal values that benefit students. The board also awards the Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Research.

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Danny Aiu
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Manuel Cabral
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Laurel Gregory
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Keith Kashiwada
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Albert Spencer