Professor Hank McGee receives prestigious Ferguson award
(December 14, 2010) Professor Henry W. "Hank" McGee, Jr. is the 2010 recipient of the Clyde Ferguson Award from the Minority Groups Section of the Association of American Law Schools. The honor, named for one of the first African-American tenured professors at Harvard Law School, recognizes a career of outstanding achievement.
"Professor McGee is a passionate teacher who is committed to civil and human rights," Dean Mark Niles said. "We are so proud of him and congratulate him for this well-deserved recognition."
McGee teaches and has expertise in the areas of land use regulation, environmental law, international environmental law, and housing and community development. Before joining the faculty at Seattle University School of Law in 1994, he served as a county prosecutor in Chicago, a litigator in a Chicago law firm, a civil rights attorney in Mississippi, and regional director of the U.S. Office of Economic Opportunity Legal Services Program. He also participated in generating funding for government-aided legal assistance programs in the Midwest.
He is a professor emeritus from the University of California/Los Angeles, where he served as director of the UCLA Center for Afro-American Studies, and as director of the UCLA School of Law LL.M. program. He has visited and taught at other universities in Europe, Latin America and South Africa and is a Fellow of the Mexican Academy of Private International and Comparative Law.