McGeorge School of Law

Landsberg Wins Eberhardt Award

May 31, 2007

Brian Landsberg

Professor Brian Landsberg

Professor Brian Landsberg was named winner of the prestigious Eberhardt Teacher-Scholar Award at the University of the Pacific’s commencement ceremony on May 19 in Stockton.

The Eberhardt award annually recognizes a faculty member from the entire University who fulfills the highest aspirations of scholarship and service to students, colleagues, the profession and the community. Only two other McGeorge professors, John Myers and Linda Carter, have been so honored. Landsberg was unable to formally receive his award because he was lecturing in China.

He is coordinating the United States Agency for International Development’s rule of law initiative program in that country that McGeorge has undertaken with a $1.1 million USAID grant. Landsberg’s latest book, Free at Last to Vote: The Alabama Origins of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, was recently published by University Press of Kansas. The former U.S. Department of Justice deputy attorney general’s new work focuses on several key cases in Alabama that paved the way for the Voting Rights Act. Landsberg teaches Constitutional Law, Federal Anti-Discrimination Legislation, and Federal Courts, among other courses at McGeorge.