Champlain College has awarded the 2010-11 Edward Phelps Lyman Professorship to Professor James S. Fry, Esq. of Huntington, the coordinator of Champlain College's Para-Legal Studies Program.
The Edward Phelps Lyman Professorship was established in 1984 and is presented by the Champlain College Board of Trustees to a senior faculty member who has shown dedication to students and the college through a record of service and excellence in teaching and advising and through work on faculty and College committees. The Lyman Professorship includes a $5,000 award to the recipient.
Fry has managed the Champlain College Paralegal Program for several years. He is part of the team that creates a learning experience for students with the local legal community.
He is also a member of the United States Supreme Court Bar. The qualifications are three years in practice, good standing with one's state Supreme Court Bar, and sponsorship from two attorneys who are already members of the US Supreme Court Bar. Fry now has privileges to listen to oral arguments at the Supreme Court and use the Court library.