Law Award applications open through March 21

Washington State University announces that applications for the next Richard G. Law Excellence Award for Undergraduate Teaching will be accepted through Tuesday, March 21.

Detailed information about the award and the online application process is available on the Law Award web page. Following reviews by the Law Award Committee, the recipient will be announced mid-April at the annual awards event for the Division of Academic Excellence and Student Achievement (DAESA).

Presented since 2013, the Law Award recognizes outstanding teaching by faculty on all campuses who lead courses in the University Common Requirements (UCORE) general education curriculum. Twelve faculty members have so far received the Law Award, said Karen Weathermon, member of the award selection committee.

“The Law Award recognizes exceptional educators for their efforts to provide engaging learning experiences for WSU students,” said Clif Stratton, UCORE director.

Recipients of the Law Award are described as educators who inspire curiosity into, and understanding of, an area of study. Through their teaching, they encourage development of the lifelong learning skills of integrating and synthesizing concepts to solve real problems.

The award is named in honor of retired WSU administrator and faculty member Richard Law, who served as the director of general education from 1990 until his retirement in 2009.

Questions about the award or online nomination process should be emailed to All application materials, including letters of recommendation, are due by the March 21 deadline.