Ken Starr, Duane and Kelly Roberts Dean of the School of Law, was awarded the Lifetime Service Award by Georgetown Law Federalist Society on Thursday, Feb. 5 at the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C.
The past recipients of the Lifetime Service Award include former Attorney General Richard Thornburgh, Judge Laurence Silberman, former Solicitor General Theodore Olson, Judge Richard Posner, and former Attorney General Edwin Meese.
"The Lifetime Service Award exists to honor those who have had distinguished careers in government and who, in the course of their careers, have helped to advance the principles of the Federalist Society," said Georgetown student and chapter leader, David Shaw.
"In this respect, Judge Starr is an obvious choice. His service as a judge on the D.C. Circuit, as solicitor general, and as independent counsel was marked by fidelity to the rule of law and a commitment to excellence in every respect. We were honored to have Judge Starr come and accept the award."
As solicitor general, Dean Starr argued twenty-five cases before the Supreme Court. He was previously a partner at Kirkland & Ellis and Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, in addition to his public service.
Dean Starr is a member of numerous professional organizations and boards, including the American Law Institute, the Supreme Court Historical Society, and the American Inns of Court. He has authored numerous law review articles, and his best-selling book, First Among Equals: The Supreme Court in American Life was published in 2002.