The AALS Section on Women in Legal Education is pleased to announce that the recipient of the 2014 Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lifetime Achievement Award is Professor Catharine A. MacKinnon. Professor MacKinnon is Elizabeth A. Long Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School, long-term James Barr Ames Visiting Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, and an internationally-acclaimed scholar and lawyer.
The award will be presented at the Section Luncheon on January 3 at 12:15 p.m. at the New York Hilton Midtown, 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New York. Advance ticket purchase is necessary. Tickets may be purchased by conference registrants only at on-site registration until 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 2. The price is $85. The award will also be announced at the Section’s Business Meeting to be held on January 3, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. at the same hotel. There is no cost to attend the Business Meeting.
According to the award criteria, “[T]he purpose of the Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lifetime Achievement Award is to honor an individual who has had a distinguished career of teaching, service, and scholarship for at least 20 years. The recipient should be someone who has impacted women, the legal community, the academy, and the issues that affect women through mentoring, writing, speaking, activism, and by providing opportunities to others.” Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was the first recipient of the award that is now named in her honor. This is the second time the AALS Section on Women in Legal Education is making its most prestigious award.
Professor MacKinnon’s nominators cited her groundbreaking scholarship and her legal activism that has made it possible to address sexual harassment and violence against women as forms of sex inequality. Professor MacKinnon will also be recognized for her inspiration of several generations of law students toward creative careers in a variety of legal and policy pursuits. As one nominator said, “No one in our field has had more impact on women's rights, possibilities, and self-respect. Professor MacKinnon's leadership and co-operation with peers has opened doors and inspired hope in women everywhere.”
The AALS Section on Women in Legal Education invites conference attendees to attend the luncheon in honor of Professor Catharine A. MacKinnon’s outstanding career of law teaching, scholarship, and service.
Questions or comments about the AALS Section on Women in Legal Education Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lifetime Achievement Award may be directed to Dean and Professor Cynthia Fountaine, firstname.lastname@example.org