Civic Scholar


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Kate Cohorst •  November 19, 2012

Derek A. Webb, who received his Ph.D. from Notre Dame’s Department of Political Science in 2008, was recently honored at the U.S. Supreme Court for his paper titled “The Original Meaning of Civility: Democratic Deliberation at the Philadelphia Constitutional Convention.”

Webb’s essay won the American Inn of Court’s prestigious 2012 Warren E. Burger Prize, named for the late Chief Justice and the founder and first president of the Supreme Court Historical Society. The award recognizes outstanding scholarship that “promotes the ideals of excellence, civility, ethics, and professionalism within the legal profession.” The honor includes publication of the paper in the South Carolina Law Review.

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