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April 28, 2005

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Meredith J. Duncan


Meredith Duncan’s classroom motto is like that of the Boy Scouts of America – “Be prepared.”

Duncan, an associate professor of law who’s been honored with a 2005 Enron Teaching Excellence Award, realizes that time is of the essence for law students.

“I tell my students that I take their time very seriously. They can expect me to be in class on time and ready to go,” she said. “I also tell them that I expect the same in return.”

Her dedication to her students isn’t surprising considering her parents and grandparents were all teachers. Despite this lineage, she attributes her success at the UH Law Center to her own hard work and a commitment to excellence.

“Being prepared for class every single day is much more difficult than it looks, but it’s worth all of the hard work and effort,” she said.

The award carries with it a trophy and a $5,000 check from an endowment established by the Enron Corp. Nominees must be tenured/tenure track faculty demonstrating excellence in teaching.

Staff writer Mike Emery

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