24 Oct 2019
Professor Berger Berger is the recipient of this year’s Binning Award for Excellence. This award is presented annually to a professor who excels in teaching, research or public service.
Berger continues to be a tremendous teacher, having won his sixth Professor of the Year award this past year! That the award came in a year when he was busy preparing for and teaching a brand-new course for the College of Business which makes it that much more impressive. He also teaches beyond the law school by providing Continuing Legal Education courses for lawyers, by guest lecturing in classes throughout the University, by participating in University-wide panels on topics such as the First Amendment, and by helping lead a group of law students on a study abroad trip in China.
With regard to research, Berger wrote and filmed a course on Constitutional Law that was produced by the Great Courses series. He has continued his scholarship on lethal injection through work on a book chapter for a book on the Eighth Amendment that will be published by Cambridge University Press and a law review article that he presented throughout the country. He also was selected to participate in a conference at Georgia State College of Law on the legacy of Justice Kennedy. C-SPAN televised the conference, and the Georgia State Law Review published a transcription of the proceedings. Together, all of these projects and research indicate that Berger’s scholarship is recognized nationally as significant.
Berger also excelled with regard to his administrative duties as Associate Dean and his general service to the College of Law. He assumed ever-greater responsibility regarding Faculty Appointments, and the College benefits from his leadership in that regard. His idea for weekly workshops has been well-received by the faculty and has greatly enhanced the scholarly environment at the College of Law. Berger simply makes the College of Law a better place because of his devotion to every aspect of life here - from interacting with students, to promoting faculty and their scholarship, to mentoring untenured faculty. Berger’s work truly makes a difference in our community.