Professor Noa Ben-Asher wins 2021 Goettel Prize for Faculty Scholarship

September 9, 2021
Professor Ben-Asher

Professor Noa Ben-Asher was awarded the 2021 Goettel Prize for Faculty Scholarship for their article, “Trauma-Centered Social Justice,” published by Tulane Law Review (95 Tul. L. Rev. 95 (2020)). The Goettel Prize was created in 2004 to encourage and recognize outstanding scholarship by members of the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University faculty.  Each year, members of the tenured and tenure-track faculty are invited to submit their work for consideration (on an anonymous basis) by a selection committee of outside reviewers.  This year's committee consisted of three distinguished law school professors: Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Professor of Law Michael Higdon of The University of Tennessee College of Law; Ellison Capers Palmer Sr. Endowed Chair in Tax Law Professor Linda Jellum of Mercer Law; and Professor of Law and Dean’s Distinguished Scholar Lili Levi of University of Miami School of Law.

Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Operations and Professor of Law at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University, Emily Waldman, noted, “Professor Ben-Asher's article identifies and explores a connective thread among three current social justice movements--BlackLivesMatter, #MeToo, and Climate Justice--by showing how heavily they each rely on the concept of trauma.  The article provides a new lens through which to view these movements and our larger society.  It's a thought-provoking, creative, and insightful piece of work."

“It is an incredible honor to be recognized by a committee of such distinguished law school professors and also among my talented colleagues at Haub Law, who continuously challenge and inspire me with their innovative research and work,” stated Professor Noa Ben-Asher.

Professor Ben-Asher joined the faculty at Haub Law in 2009, teaching torts, family law, and sexuality, gender & the law. Prior to joining the faculty at Haub Law, Professor Ben-Asher was in the Associate-in-Law program at Columbia Law School (2007-2009). Prior to their associateship, they were a Williams Fellow at the University of California–Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Law (2006), where they taught at the department of LGBT studies. From 2004-2005, they practiced in the litigation department of Proskauer Rose LLP in New York. They are a graduate of New York University School of Law (LLM 2001; JSD 2006), and Bar-Ilan University School of Law (LLB 1999). Professor Ben-Asher was a visiting professor at Harvard Law School for the academic year 2014-2015, and a visiting professor at Columbia Law School for the academic year 2015-2016. Professor Ben-Asher also received the Goettel Prize for Faculty Scholarship in both 2013 and 2017. Most recently, Professor Ben-Asher was appointed as James D. Hopkins Professor of Law at Haub Law for the 2021-2023 term.

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