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Creighton Vice President Receives Nebraska Bar Award

Creighton Vice President Receives Nebraska Bar Award

Patrick Borchers, Creighton University vice-president for Academic Affairs and former dean of the law school, received the Nebraska State Bar Foundation's Outstanding Legal Educator Award during the annual Fellow's Dinner on March 12, at the Holland Performing Arts Center.

The award was given in recognition of Borchers' significant contributions to the field of legal education.

Borchers served as law dean for eight years until he was named vice president in 2007. From 1990 to 1999, Borchers was a faculty member and an associate dean at Albany Law School in New York. Prior to that he was in private law practice in California and also served as a law clerk for the Hon. Anthony M. Kennedy, now an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Under his leadership applications to Creighton’s law school more than doubled and the school won several regional and national trial skills, negotiating and moot court competitions.