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2023 Joseph Story Award Goes to Professor Jennifer Mascott
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Originalist scholar Jennifer Mascott (George Mason) is the recipient of the Federalist Society's Joseph Story Award.  From the Society's website:

The Joseph Story Award is given annually to a young academic (40 and under or 10 years on the tenure track or fewer) who has demonstrated excellence in legal scholarship, a commitment to teaching, a concern for students, and who has made significant public impact in a manner that advances the rule of law in a free society. This award is presented during the Federalist Society's Annual Student Symposium.

And from the presentation of the award, by Award Chair Matt Phillips:

Mr. Phillips began by detailing Professor Mascott's scholarly contributions.  Referencing her article "Who Are Officers of the United States?," which he called "an originalist tour de force," Mr. Philips noted that Professor Mascott's "seminal work"situated her at the "forefront of the national debate" on the separation of powers. He said Prof. Mascott is an "intellectual trailblazer" and "stalwart defender of the rule of law." He also pointed out her extensive involvement in the legal profession, including her "incredible thought leadership" as the Co-Executive Director of the Gray Center, Public Member of the Administrative Conference of the United States, and Vice Chair of the Constitutional Law and Separation of Powers Committee within the ABA's Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice, as well as her "tireless public service" at the Office of Legal Counsel in the Department of Justice.

Finally, Phillips described Professor Mascott's strength as a "dedicated teacher and mentor" to her students at Scalia Law. He identified her various roles on campus, including that of faculty director of the law school's Supreme Court and Administrative Law clinics, founder of the Separation of Powers Clinic, and co-professor with two Supreme Court Justices. In the words of her students, she is a "fantastic instructor" and "wonderful person" who "models a commitment to family and takes genuine joy in her profession."

(Via Josh Blackman, the 2018 Story Award winner, at Volokh Conspiracy.)

Professor Mascott's articles include:

Who Are "Officers of the United States"? (Stanford Law Review)

Executive Decisions After Arthrex (Supreme Court Review) (with John Duffy)

Early Customs Laws and Delegation (George Washington Law Review)

Gundy v. United States: Reflections on the Court and the State of the Nondelegation Doctrine (George Mason law Review)

The Dictionary as a Specialized Corpus (BYU Law Review)