October 8, 2007
Established to recognize faculty excellence in scholarly research, the award was named in memory of one of the faculty's most prolific scholars, the late Patricia Morgan.
Professor Morgan joined the College of Law's faculty in 1988, and was honored as Professor of the Year 1993 and 2002. Her textbooks, Tax Procedure & Tax Fraud in a Nutshell and Cases and Materials on Tax Procedure and Tax Fraud, are used at law schools throughout the country.
Faculty award recipients receive a $12,500 summer research grant and a course release during the next academic year.
Professor Kinkopf's areas of teaching and scholarly interest include civil procedure, constitutional law, legislation, legislation practicum and administrative law. He has been with the College of Law since 1999.
Professor Kinkopf received his A.B. (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) from Boston College in 1987, and his J.D. (magna cum laude) from Case Western Reserve University in 1991, where he served as editor in chief of the Law Review and was a member of the Order of the Coif.
Before coming to Atlanta, Professor Kinkopf served as counsel to Sen. Joseph Biden during the 1999 impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton. He was a senior fellow in public law at the Duke University School of Law, and a visiting professor at the Case Western University School of Law. Professor Kinkopf served as a special assistant for the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Legal Counsel and the attorney general's office, and was a domestic policy specialist for the Clinton-Gore campaign and presidential transition. In his first position out of law school, Professor Kinkopf was a clerk for Judge Richard Suhrheinrich in the U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit.
The first Patricia T. Morgan Award for Outstanding Faculty Scholarship was presented to co-recipients Professors Mark Budnitz and Doug Yarn in 2005. The winner of the 2006 faculty scholarship award was Professor Bill Edmundson.