Research Professor and Fulbright Alumnus Diane Kirkby (History, La Trobe) on the occasion of being elected an Honorary Fellow of the American Society for Legal History with Constance Backhouse, Distinguished Professor of Law, University of Ottawa, past President of the ASLH.
We’re catching up on news here. At the end of 2015, Diane Kirkby went to Washington D.C. to be elected as an Honorary Fellow of the American Society for Legal History. This is the highest honour the Society can confer and is rarely awarded to academics outside the US. The ALSH says the award:
recognizes distinguished historians whose scholarship has shaped the broad discipline of legal history and influenced the work of others. Honorary Fellows are the scholars we admire, whom we aspire to emulate, and on whose shoulders we stand.
We think that’s pretty good!