Harvard Law Dean Receives Goldberg Award, Named After Arcadia Education Professor

December 2, 2011

Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow’s book, In Brown’s Wake: Legacies of America’s Educational Landmark, received the Steven S. Goldberg Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Education Law, reports the Harvard Law website. The award is given annually by the Education Law Association “in recognition of an outstanding article, book, book chapter, or other form of scholarly legal writing in the field of education law.”

"The award was established in memory of one of Education Law Association’s long-term members, Steven S. Goldberg, who taught education law for many years at Arcadia University and Rutgers University. Before he passed away in 2006, Goldberg expressed a desire to see the organization recognize exceptional talent and scholarly writing in the field of education law. In Brown’s Wake explores the repercussions of the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Brown v. Board of Education and its effect on the American school system. While some have criticized the decision for not effecting enough change and integration in schools, Minow argues that Brown resulted in a number of positive transformations that reverberated well beyond school systems. She examines its impact on immigrant status, gender, disability, religion, and other identity categories," according to the Harvard site. Read more.