History society honors Joyce with namesake award

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Nov. 16, 2011 -- Professor Craig Joyce was surprised Saturday with an award in his name by the American Society for Legal History for his 31 years of continuous service to the organization. The “Craig Joyce Award” will be given biennially in perpetuity “to recognize members who have given long and outstanding service” to the Society.

“Apart from being dumbfounded by what had been a very well-kept secret evidently over a year in the planning, I am really deeply honored by the recognition,” Joyce said of the honor awarded at the group’s annual meeting in Atlanta.

Joyce has served the Society as an officer, executive committee member, or committee chair every year since he began teaching. He currently chairs the Committee on the Annual Meetings, which selects the sites and helps manage the annual gathering of members, and the Committee on the History of the Society, a new committee created to preserve and make accessible documentary records, oral histories, and other aspects of institutional history.

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