Douglass Cassel, a professor of law and Notre Dame Presidential Fellow at Notre Dame Law School, has been selected to receive the 2017 Grenville Clark Award.
The University of Notre Dame presents the award annually to a faculty member or administrator whose voluntary activities serve to advance the cause of peace and human rights.
“I’m delighted, and I’m surprised, and I’m grateful to the University of Notre Dame,” Cassel said upon hearing that he was selected for the award.
Throughout his career, Cassel has devoted his energy and expertise to furthering peace and human rights in Latin America and around the world. He said he came to Notre Dame in 2005 because of the University’s commitment to peace and human rights – a commitment exemplified by the University’s former president, Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C.