Professor honored with research award

September 23, 2005

Victor Romero, professor of law, is the first recipient of the Penn State Dickinson School of Law's Maureen B. Cavanaugh Research Professor Award Endowment. The award was established to honor Maureen B. Cavanaugh, who died last April, and recognizes "exceptional scholarly accomplishment, creativity and promise of a faculty member of Penn State University's Dickinson School of Law." The endowment for the award was created by Cavanaugh's husband, Chris Plum, and several of her friends, colleagues and admirers to honor her "gifted scholarship, teaching and outstanding service to her students, to the legal profession and to The Pennsylvania State University."

"It is especially fitting that Maureen's close friend, Victor Romero, will be the first member of our faculty to hold this distinguished title," said Philip J. McConnaughay, dean of Penn State Dickinson School of Law. "Professor Romero's work and contributions to the law school have been outstanding. He is a first-rate classroom teacher who enjoys the great respect and affection of our students."

Romero joined the faculty of Penn State Dickinson in 1995 and teaches or has taught immigration law; Constitutional law; Constitutional theory, equal protection and civil rights; criminal procedure; torts; and race, racism and American law. He writes in the areas of immigrant and minority rights and recently authored "Alienated: Immigrant Rights, the Constitution and Equality in America," published in 2005 as the 55th book in the New York University Press Critical America series. He has signed a contract for another book, "Everyday Law for Immigrants and Foreign Nationals," which will be part of a new series edited by leading critical race scholars Richard Delgado and Jean Stefancic and published by Paradigm Press.

  • Professor Victor Romero

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