Professor Claudio Grossman Honored with the First Marshall T. Meyer Award
July 5, 2018
American University Washington College of Law congratulates Professor and Dean Emeritus Claudio Grossman, who received the first Marshall T. Meyer award presented by the Latin-American Rabbinical Seminary on June 5, 2018 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The award, named after the founder of the Latin-American Rabbinical Seminary and renowned human rights activist Rabbi Marshall T. Meyer, recognizes persons or organizations that have distinguished themselves in the promotion and protection of human rights.
Grossman was recognized for being a prominent “defender of human rights, and for his contributions in the promotion and protection of the rule of law, the struggle against impunity, the prohibition against discrimination, the rights of vulnerable groups, freedom of expression, the prohibition of torture and other cruel, inhumane, or degrading treatment or punishment, and the obligation to provide full redress and rehabilitation to the victims of human rights violations.”
The seminary was founded by Meyer in 1962, and has ordained more than 80 rabbis, including nine women, who work throughout Latin America, the United States, and Israel.