Ruger Awarded Life Membership with National Association of College & University Attorneys

Senior Lecturer in Law Peter Ruger has been awarded a life membership by the Board of the National Association of College & University Attorneys (NACUA). The award recognizes “outstanding service and substantial contributions to the Association.” Ruger previously received the NACUA’s Distinguished Service Award.

Founded in 1960, the association works to educate university attorneys and administrators about campus legal issues. NACUA also produces legal resources, offers continuing legal education programming, maintains a listserv and a variety of member-only web-based resources pages, and operates a clearinghouse through which attorneys on campuses are able to share resources, knowledge, and work products on current legal concerns and interests.

The NACUA has only awarded 50 life memberships. Ruger was presented with his life membership at the June 26 NACUA Annual Conference in San Francisco.

Co-Director of the law school’s Intellectual Property &Nonprofit Organizations Clinic, Ruger served as general counsel for the Washington University for 18 years. He was also formerly general counsel at Southern Illinois University. Additionally, while in private practice, Ruger represented many educational institutions.

He has written extensively on such legal issues as the responsibilities of non-profit organization directors, the practice of higher education law, and accommodating university faculty and staff with psychological disabilities. In addition to his teaching and clinic duties supervising law students, Ruger is a frequent speaker at numerous higher education and non-profit organization programs.