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LSU Law Professor Michael Coenen Receives 2016 Rising Faculty Research Award


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From left: LSU President F. King Alexander, LSU Law professor Michael Coenen, LSU Provost Richard Koubek and LSU Alumni Association President and CEO Cliff Vannoy.

LSU Law professor Michael Coenen has been named a recipient of the 2016 LSU Alumni Association Rising Faculty Research Award. The award “recognizes faculty at the rank of assistant professor who have outstanding records of scholarship and published research.”

Coenen joined the Law Center faculty in 2013, having previously served as a Climenko Fellow and Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School.  He holds an A.B. in Music from Princeton University, where he graduated summa cum laude, and a J.D. from Yale Law School, where he was an Articles Editor for the Yale Law Journal.  After graduating from law school, he clerked for Judge Guido Calabresi of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Coenen teaches and writes in the areas of constitutional law, federal courts, criminal procedure and administrative law.  His articles have been published or are forthcoming in the Yale Law Journal, Columbia Law ReviewUniversity of Pennsylvania Law ReviewVirginia Law Review and Minnesota Law Review.

Coenen was selected by the Law Center student body as the 2014-15 Professor of the Year. Coenen was honored for the 2016 LSU Alumni Association Rising Faculty Research Award at a ceremony May 4 at the LSU Lod Cook Alumni Center and received a $5,000 cash award.