Case Western Reserve University Law Professor Emeritus Jonathan Entin was among the educators selected for the Federal Bar Association's newly established Excellence in Civics Education Award. The award recognizes extraordinary educators across the nation who contribute the most to civics education. Entin was selected for the profound impact he has had on those around him, according to the association.
“For over three decades, Professor Entin has made a lasting impression on thousands of our students, who have gone on to do remarkable legal work. We’ve heard countless stories from our grads of how he encouraged and inspired them,” Co-Deans Jessica Berg and Michael Scharf said in a joint statement. “His legacy knows no bounds.”
Entin is widely respected among students for fostering a climate that demands respect for the opposition. He emphasizes the importance of having passionate views and the need for students to develop legal arguments that will convince others.
Among his numerous accolades: he was voted Teacher of the Year by five graduating classes and Administrator of the Year by two others. He also served as the faculty advisor to the Case Western Reserve Law Review
for 15 years.
Entin has been teaching since 1984 and served as associate dean for eight years. He officially retired in 2016, but continues to serve as faculty advisor of the Law Review
. He has previously taught courses in constitutional law, administrative law, and legislation and regulation, to name a few.