Professor Henry Richardson has been recognized by the Minority
Groups Section of the Association of American Law Schools with the
Clyde Ferguson Award, which is the highest award bestowed by the

The Clyde Ferguson Award is given to “an outstanding law
teacher, who in the course of his or her career has achieved
excellence in the areas of public service, teaching and
scholarship.” The award is particularly intended for law professors
“who have provided support, encouragement, and mentoring to
colleagues, students, and aspiring legal educators.” Professor
Richardson has a long and distinguished record of international
service and activism and has published widely on international law
and development questions in Africa, legal questions arising from
the anti-apartheid movement relative to South Africa, international
protection of human rights, self determination, international law
and African-Americans, and the interpretation of international law
through critical race theory. He teaches courses on international
law, constitutional law and foreign policy, international human
rights and international organizations.