Professor Robert Cooter honored at the Berkeley Law Citation Award Celebration

Bob Cooter received the Faculty Lifetime Achievement Award at the Citation Award Celebration last month. Alumni Noel Nellis ’66 and Quyen Ta ’03 received the Citation Award and the Young Alumni Award, respectively. When Dean Erwin Chemerinsky presented the award to Professor Cooter, he declared that, “If there was a Hall of Fame for law professors, Robert Cooter is someone who would be chosen on the first ballot. … Very few professors can say they’re responsible for creating a new field, but he did it with law and economics.” Bob responded: “Every morning I get up and say, ‘Today, I get to do exactly what I want to do.’ It’s the greatest job in the world.” Bob has taught at Berkeley Law since 1980.
Berkeley Law honors our faculty and alumni at the Citation Award Celebration each year. For more information on the award, see