2001 Guido Calabresi
United States Circuit Judge Guido Calabresi of New Haven, Conn., was chosen as the inaugural recipient of the Morton A. Brody Distinguished Judicial Service Award, presented on April 18, 2001. Calabresi also received an honorary doctor of laws degree and delivered a public lecture in Given Auditorium.Calabresi was born in Italy and in 1939, at age 6, immigrated to the United States with his family to escape fascism. Prior to his appointment in 1994 as U.S. Circuit Court Judge for the Second Circuit, he was dean and Sterling Professor at the Yale Law School, where he continues to serve as a member of the faculty. He earned a B.S. and an LL.B. degree at Yale as well as a B.A.and an M.A. (as a Rhodes Scholar) at Oxford University. He clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black in 1958-59 before returning to Yale to teach. He has written four influential books.