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Retired BSU professor wins national award

The Academy of Legal Studies in Business has honored recently retired Boise State University business professor Michael Bixby with the academy’s Distinguished Career Achievement Award. The award, which was last presented in 2008, is only given when a distinguished colleague is nominated.

The award recognizes ALSB faculty members who exemplify excellence and are recognized as leaders. Nominees must hold a position as a professor of legal studies in business, legal and ethical environment of business, or other related disciplines at a college or university for at least 20 years, and must be ALSB members for at least 10 years.

Bixby taught legal and regulatory issues classes at BSU from 1981 to 2011. Before that, he was an attorney in Michigan for 11 years. In 2006, he won the Foundation Scholars Award for Teaching, BSU’s highest faculty member honor.

Bixby earned his Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan. He is an active member of the National Academy of Legal Studies in Business and has been president of the Northwest Regional division. He is a member of the State Bar of Michigan and he Governing Council of the Corporate and Business Law Section of the Idaho State Bar.

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