Elizabeth Monroe '02 Receives Award for Scholarship on SCOTUS History
Elizabeth Brand Monroe, '02, Associate Professor of History at IUPUI, has been honored by the Journal of Supreme Court History Board of Editors for her 2007 article "The Influence of the Dartmouth College Case on the American Law of Educational Charities." It was chosen as the best article for the year and was published in the March issue of the journal.
Monroe’s article examines the 1819 Supreme Court case "Dartmouth College vs. Woodward" where the New Hampshire legislature attempted to revise the university’s charter to allow the reinstatement of the former Dartmouth president. The Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of Dartmouth College allowed the school to remain a private institution without state interference.
Monroe attended the Supreme Court Historical Society annual dinner in Washington, D.C. on June 2nd at the Supreme Court, where she was presented the Hughes-Gossett Award by Justice Anthony Kennedy.