April 2, 2012 – Law Center Professor Adam Gershowitz is the winner of the 2011-12 University of Houston Teaching Excellence Award, one of the highest honors bestowed by the University.
“I am really stunned to have won the award,” Gershowitz said. “If the rest of the university is anything like the faculty at the Law Center, then UH has a lot of exceptional teachers. The teaching ability of the Law Center faculty as a whole is truly outstanding and I'm very flattered to have been given the award.”
The criminal law professor in his third year at the Law Center was nominated last fall by Associate Dean Richard M. Alderman and supported by letters to the selection committee from students, alumni and faculty.
Gershowitz joined the faculty in 2009, teaching and writing in the area of criminal law and procedure. In his first two years at the Law Center, he received the Student Bar Association Professor of the Year award for 2010-2011 and the Order of the Barons Professor of the Year award for 2009-2010.
He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Delaware and his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law. He previously taught at South Texas College of Law, worked as a litigation associate at Covington & Burling, and clerked for the Honorable Robert B. King of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.