McGeorge School of Law

Landsberg Named Distinguished Professor and Scholar

April 4, 2008

Professor Brian Landsberg received the title of Distinguished Professor and Scholar on March 28 at a Sacramento dinner celebrating his accomplishments in legal scholarship and the classroom.

Landsberg was honored for his books and articles that have enhanced the reputation of McGeorge in the academy, legal profession and society. His recent work includes the book, Alabama and the Origins of the Voting Rights Act, based on his early service with the U.S. Department of Justice, and two books he co-authored for the Global Issues series, Global Issues in Constitutional Law and Global Issues in Employment Discrimination Law. Landsberg regularly teaches Constitutional Law and has been a leader in the law school’s USAID role in

Landsberg joins a select group of law school faculty with that designation, a group that includes Professors Frank Gevurtz, Michael Malloy, Steve McCaffrey, John Myers, John Sprankling and Michael Vitiello.

Associate Dean Christine Manolakas was also recognized at the dinner for her three years of outstanding service, guiding the law school’s academic program though a particularly exciting and productive time. Her three-year service in the second-in-command role spurred McGeorge’s advancement on many faculty and curricular fronts.