Former Deputy Federal Public Defender Ingrid Eagly Receives 2017 UCLA Distinguished Teaching Award
UCLA School of Law Professor (and former Deputy Federal Public Defender for the Central District of California) Ingrid Eagly has been honored with UCLA’s Distinguished Teaching Award, the highest honor for academic instruction at the university. Eagly, the faculty director of UCLA Law’s David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy, is one of six professors to receive the honor in 2017.
The Distinguished Teaching Award was first granted in 1961. It aims to inspire students and faculty by shining a light on the most outstanding representatives of UCLA’s leadership in teaching and public service.
Eagly has been a leader in UCLA Law’s experiential clinical program and its public interest specialization since she joined the law school faculty in 2010. Her Evidence class, Criminal Defense Clinic and Sentencing Advocacy Clinic are among the school’s most popular and impactful course offerings. Last year, Eagly co-led a team of UCLA Law students who helped a man sentenced to life in prison for a nonviolent drug offense receive a clemency grant from President Obama. Before she joined UCLA Law, Eagly practiced for 10 years as a federal public defender and public interest attorney.