Phillip Hamburger Receives Henry Paolucci/Walter Bagehot Book Award

Phillip Hamburger receives Henry Paolucci/Walter Bagehot Book Award


Media Contact: Nancy Goldfarb 212-854-1584 [email protected]
Public Affairs Office 212-854-2650 [email protected]
New York, August 6, 2009Phillip Hamburger, The Maurice and Hilda Friedman Professor of Law, has been awarded the 2009 Henry Paolucci/Walter Bagehot Book Award for his book, Law and Judicial Duty.
Bestowed annually by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, the award honors one book in the humanities field that best reflects “the spirit, range, and scholarly rigor of the award’s namesakes,” according to ISI’s website. Henry Paolucci (1921-1999) was a prolific scholar of politics and literature who established the award in the early ‘60s in honor of Walter Bagehot (1826-1877), the founder of The Economist.
Hamburger will accept the award in early October in conjunction with a public lecture in Wilmington, Del. where the Intercollegiate Studies Institute is based. The Henry Paolucci/Walter Bagehot Book Award also includes a $5,000 prize.
Hamburger teaches courses on religious liberty, constitutional law and its history.
Columbia Law School, founded in 1858, stands at the forefront of legal education and of the law in a global society. Columbia Law School joins traditional strengths in international and comparative law, constitutional law, administrative law, business law and human rights law with pioneering work in the areas of intellectual property, digital technology, sexuality and gender, criminal, and environmental law.
Visit us at