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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Professor MacDowell Earns 2013 Faculty Opportunity Award

Elizabeth MacDowell, Co-Director of the Family Justice Clinic and Associate Professor of Law, has earned a 2013 Faculty Opportunity Award, it was announced on Monday.

UNLV’s Faculty Opportunity Awards were created in 2012 to provide support for development of research areas with potential for continued funding by extramural funding agencies, private foundations, or industry, or to provide financial support needed to complete significant scholarly/creative works. This year, the Faculty Opportunity Awards total approximately $400,000. A new award specifically intended to produce research disclosures was added this year.

Professor MacDowell and Emily Troshynski from the Department of Criminal Justice were awarded $25,000 for their project "From Victims to Litigants: Domestic Violence, Legal Aid Partnerships with the Courts, and the Politics of Self-Help."

A total of 46 proposals were submitted to this highly competitive awards program in two categories: Innovation Technology Award and Single Investigator Award. Faculty-led review panels made recommendations to the Vice President for Research and the Chair of the Research Council. A total of 18 awards will be funded.