UT College of Law Dean Douglas Ray received a special award from the Center for American and International Law last month for his “extraordinary commitment to the continuing education of the bar.”
The Center for American and International Law is an international nonprofit educational institution dedicated to improving the quality of justice through continuing education to lawyers. Headquartered in Texas, the center has provided continuing education to thousands of lawyers from all 50 states and 130 countries.
The dean has served as chair and been a featured lecturer for the center’s Program on Labor Law and Labor Arbitration for the past 10 years. The program is attended by lawyers from across the nation and taught by many of the country’s leading experts in labor law.
Ray is the co-author of Understanding Labor Law, the text used in the program. Early in his career, Ray was in private practice in labor law, and he has served as a labor arbitrator.
Mark Smith, vice president for the center, said, “Doug is a good friend of the center and an important contributor to the continuing education of the bar. We appreciate the opportunity to bask in the glow of his good work and were pleased to recognize his contributions to the center and the bar with a commemorative plaque.”