Professor Robert Spoo Wins TU Outstanding Teacher Award

Sunday, May 01, 2011

Bob Spoo

The University of Tulsa recently announced that TU College of Law Professor Robert Spoo is one of three winners of the TU Outstanding Teacher Award.

This award is among the highest forms of recognition that TU can bestow upon a member of the faculty. Initiated in 1980, it is limited to no more than three faculty members per year—fewer than 1% of the resident faculty. The winners are nominated by students, and the selection is made by the elected Faculty Affairs Committee of the Faculty Senate. The winners of this prestigious award are honored at the spring commencement with a monetary award and a medallion.

Spoo has a Ph.D. in English from Princeton University and earned tenure as an English professor at TU before he earned a law degree from Yale Law School. After practicing law, he returned to TU on the law faculty in 2008. Spoo has been promoted to full professor effective this upcoming fall semester.

Professor Spoo's teaching and scholarly interests include copyrights and intellectual property, media and entertainment law, law and literature, and contracts. His recent research has focused on the intersection of intellectual property, modernist literature, and the copyright-related needs of scholars.

Scott Been