Article originally appeared at Compliance Week
It is Compliance Week’s pleasure to honor Frankel for Lifetime Achievement in Compliance at the 2022 Excellence in Compliance Awards.
Born in Tel Aviv in 1925, Frankel’s 50-year career as a law professor at Boston University (BU) School of Law more than satisfies a checklist of lifetime achievement credentials on its own. Her title now is Professor of Law Emerita, Latin meaning “having served out one’s time; having done sufficient service.” Certainly, she has done that.
Frankel is the winner of Compliance Week’s 2022 Lifetime Achievement in Compliance award, but in her case the name of the honor ought to be changed to “Lifetime Achiever Award”—because she never stops.
Frankel will turn 97 years old on July 4, and she is writing her 12th book. Yet, fame has never been her aim, she said. Once a teacher, always a teacher: She gets tremendous satisfaction out of knowing people in various parts of the world read her books and learn something from them.
Asked whether she prefers teaching or writing, Frankel paused. “I would say it’s easier for me to write now,” she replied eventually. “Writing lasts longer.”
The beneficiaries of her instruction—those throngs of former students who are now lawyers, judges, academics, writers, and government officials themselves—might disagree.
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