Boyd honored

Sandy Boyd receives Lifetime Achievement Award

The “Richard S. Arnold Award for Distinguished Service and Lifetime Achievement” was recently awarded by the Association of the Bar for the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit to Willard L. “Sandy” Boyd.  Professor Boyd is the Rawlings-Miller Professor of Law at the University of Iowa Law School and President Emeritus of the University of Iowa.  Professor Boyd, who has honorary doctorates from no less than eighteen colleges and universities, is also President Emeritus of the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, and has served in numerous public and civic associations, including the Harry S. Truman Institute and U.S. delegate to The Hague Special Commission on Succession. Chief District Judge James E. Gritzner of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa, who nominated Professor Boyd, said of him “His service and contributions to a legion of legal, educational, civic, and cultural organizations are quite astounding.”

The award was presented during a luncheon at the Judicial Conference for the Eighth Circuit held in Kansas City, Missouri on August 9, 2012.  The award is named in honor of former Chief Judge Richard S. Arnold, who led a distinguished career that included graduating first in his class at Yale University and Harvard Law School.  Judge Arnold clerked for Justice William Brennan on the United States Supreme Court before entering private practice and serving on the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.  Judge Arnold’s biographer said that he was “perhaps the best judge never to serve on the Supreme Court.”  The award is fitting for Professor Boyd, who likewise has achieved a lifetime of distinguished service.

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