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Foulston Siefkin Special Counsel John Peck Wins National Teaching Award from the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation

Foulston Siefkin special counsel John Peck has been named a 2018 recipient of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation’s Clyde O. Martz Teaching Award, a national award honoring meritorious teaching in natural resources law or development to students. Selection is based on excellent teaching performance and recognizes those fostering a broad understanding of the law, mentoring students, and an innovative style.

Peck commented, “I’m very grateful for this unexpected honor. The Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation is an outstanding institution that provides continuing legal education seminars on natural resources law in the U.S. and abroad. It has been my privilege to serve as a trustee of the foundation representing the KU Law School, attend many annual institutes, and publish articles in the RMMLF Journal. My 22-year association with Foulston Siefkin has been a great benefit to my education and teaching. I’ve learned a lot in the many matters I’ve worked on with fellow Foulston lawyers in the field of contracts, real estate law, and water law, and I’ve brought this knowledge and experience to the classroom.”

Peck, the Connell Teaching Professor of Law at the University of Kansas School of Law, has been recognized for his expertise in water law and honored multiple times for teaching excellence. He has received the University of Kansas School of Law’s Dean Frederick J. Moreau Award, honoring teachers exceptionally dedicated to supporting their students, the Immel Award for Teaching Excellence, and the University of Kansas’ W. T. Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence. He was also awarded the University of Kansas School of Law’s Distinguished Alumni Award, the school’s highest honor.

After earning his law degree from KU and holding positions with two governmental agencies, Peck joined the KU faculty in 1978, where he teaches classes in contracts, family law, land transactions, and water law. He has served as special counsel for Foulston Siefkin since 1996, concentrating on water law and real estate transactional work.

View the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation's award announcement here.