On October 30th, Professor Keith Bybee was recognized as the first Judiciary Studies Professor in the newly created Paul E. and The Hon. Joanne F. Alper ’72 Judiciary Studies Professorship at Syracuse University College of Law. The professorship was created through the leadership and financial commitment of Paul E. and the Hon. Joanne F. Alper and it will fund Bybee’s scholarly work, research, and academic initiatives relating to judicial legitimacy, court independence and the intersections of law, politics, and the media. Judge Alper has been an active supporter and proponent of IJPM since it’s inception.