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University of Texas School of Law Professor Mechele Dickerson Named to Academy of Distinguished Teachers at UT Austin

May 6th, 2015

University of Texas School of Law Professor Mechele Dickerson has been named to the Academy of Distinguished Teachers at UT Austin. The Academy was created in 1995 to recognize tenured faculty members who have maintained significant contributions to education throughout their careers, particularly at the undergraduate level.
Receiving both her bachelors and J.D. from Harvard, […]

Loretta Lynch Named First African-American Attorney General of the United States

April 28th, 2015

On April 27th, 2015, Loretta Lynch was sworn in as the first African-American Attorney General of the United States. Receiving both her bachelor’s and J.D. from Harvard, Lynch has worked on several high-profile cases, including United States vs. Volpe in which she successfully prosecuted officers who severely beat and sexually assaulted Haitian immigrant Abner Louima. […]

CWIL Founding Member Ann Lents Honored as Distinguished Alumni of The Kinkaid School

April 26th, 2015


 On Friday, April 24th, CWIL Founding Member Ann Lents was honored with the Distinguished Alumni Award from The Kinkaid School in Houston, Texas.
 
As a strong proponent of civic engagement, Ann was former president and CEO of the Center for Houston’s Future, a not-for-profit policy planning organization that works to solve Houston’s toughest problems through […]

CWIL Founding Members Linda Addison and Martha E. Smiley Awarded Presidential Citation by The University of Texas

April 17th, 2015

The University of Texas at Austin President Bill Powers recognized CWIL Founding Members Linda Addison and Martha E. Smiley with a Presidential Citation in a ceremony on April 16, 2015. The Presidential Citation is the highest award given by the University. The University does not award honorary degrees, and the Presidential Citation is “designed […]

CWIL Leader-in-Residence Roberta D. Liebenberg Named One of Philadelphia Legal Intelligencer’s 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award Honorees

March 27th, 2015

CWIL Leader-in-Residence Roberta (“Bobbi”) Liebenberg has been named one of the Philadelphia Legal Intelligencer’s 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award honorees. This prestigious award honors lawyers who have helped shape the law in Pennsylvania, and have had a distinct impact on the legal profession in the state.
Bobbi is a senior partner at Fine, Kaplan and Black […]

CWIL Founding Member Shemin V. Proctor Named One of Savoy Magazine’s 2015 Most Influential Black Lawyers

March 12th, 2015

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CWIL Founding Member Claudia Wilson Frost To Receive “Women at the Pinnacle” Award from the Houston Association of Women Attorneys

March 12th, 2015

CWIL Founding Member Claudia Wilson Frost, a partner in DLA Piper’s Houston office and US co-chair of the firm’s Patent Litigation practice, has received the “Women at the Pinnacle” award from the Houston Association of Women Attorneys (AWA).
The award recognizes women in the practice of law who have provided leadership and strategic legal counsel to their […]

CWIL Founding Member Sandra Phillips Promoted to General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer of Toyota Motor North America

March 11th, 2015

CWIL Founding Member Sandra L. Phillips has been promoted to General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer of Toyota Motor North America. Sandra will be responsible for legal operations, legal technology and managing the representation of Toyota’s affiliates in North America. She is also the first African American woman named to this position.
Prior to […]

Justice Fernande (Nan) R.V. Duffly to Receive ABA’s Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award

March 8th, 2015

Justice Fernande (Nan) R.V. Duffly, has been named as a recipient of the prestigious Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award by the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession. The award will be presented at the ABA’s Annual Meeting in Chicago in August. Justice Duffly is the […]

CWIL Founding Member Sandra L. Phillips Featured by InsideCounsel

February 20th, 2015

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