The University of Tulsa recently announced the three recipients of its 2021 Outstanding Researcher Awards. Included in this notable fellowship was Professor of Law Russell Christopher. TU’s Outstanding Researcher Award is a lifetime distinction that is received only once in an individual’s career. It is intended to honor achievements that have been validated in the scholar’s professional fields.
Christopher’s work takes a theoretical approach to legal issues, blending the disciplines of philosophy and criminal law. His research appears in both legal and philosophy journals, as well as interdisciplinary philosophy and law and philosophy of law publications.
Candidates for the Outstanding Researcher Award were nominated by deans from Kendall College of Arts & Sciences, Collins College of Business, Oxley College of Health Sciences, the College of Engineering & Natural Sciences and the College of Law. Nominees were selected in recognition of their outstanding research and scholarly achievements. Other considerations included pedagogical awards, honors from scholarly societies, grants, publication citation counts or other forms of public recognition. External recognition of a faculty member’s work also factored into the selection process.