Paul Goldstein ’67 Receives Distinguished Columbian in Teaching Award at 2017 AALS Reception
Paul L. Goldstein ’67, the Stella W. and Ira S. Lillick Professor of Law at Stanford Law School, was the recipient of this year’s Distinguished Columbian in Teaching Award. The award is bestowed annually to a Columbia Law School graduate, who, through excellence in teaching, scholarship, and writing, has brought distinction to the Law School and to the faculties on which the graduate has served.
“You have pursued an extraordinary career and your accomplishments epitomize the core values of Columbia Law School, and of the spirit that this award represents,” said Dean Gillian Lester when she presented the award to Goldstein at a January 6 reception held in conjunction with the Association of American Law School Annual Meeting in San Francisco.
A globally recognized expert on intellectual property law, Goldstein was inducted by Intellectual Asset Management into the IP Hall of Fame in 2015, which honors those who have helped to establish intellectual property as one of the key business assets of the 21st century. He has written two influential treatises on copyright law and four legal textbooks, which have become widely-adopted teaching tools. Goldstein has also authored five novels, one of which received the 2013 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction. As Goldstein accepted the award, he gifted Dean Lester a signed copy of his latest book, Legal Asylum: A Comedy—the very first one off the press.
For more on Goldstein, listen to an interview conducted by fellow alumnus, Richard C. Hsu ’94.