Date Chartered: 1/1/1973
The Section on Women in Legal Education provides information to its members respecting the integration of women and women’s concerns into the legal profession and the law, promotes the communication of ideas, interests and activities among members of the Section, makes recommendations on matters concerning the administration of law schools and on the status of women in legal education and makes recommendations on matters of interest in the teaching and improvement of the law school curriculum.
AALS Open Source Program (Co-Sponsored by Section on Women in Legal Education)
Aging and the Law (Co-Sponsored by Women in Legal Education)
Disability Law (Co-Sponsored by Women in Legal Education)
Section of the Year
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lifetime Achievement Award
The purpose of this 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.
Deborah L. Rhode Award
The Deborah L. Rhode Award honors the contributions, service, and leadership of Deborah Rhode by recognizing a new trailblazer in legal education and the legal profession. The award is given annually by four Sections of the Association of American Law Schools in which Deborah Rhode made an indelible impact—Section on Leadership, Section on Pro Bono & Service Opportunities, Section on Professional Responsibility, and Section on Women in Legal Education. The award is given to a legal academic or lawyer who exemplifies the groundbreaking work, imagination and inspired action of Deborah Rhode during her career. The recipient is someone who has great potential to make a mark during their career as evidenced by work that brings a novel perspective or call for action in legal education or the legal profession.
Nominations and Eligibility:
|Year||Award Name||Recipient||Law School|
|2021||Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lifetime Achievement Award||Kimberle Crenshaw||Columbia Law School|
|2020||Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lifetime Achievement Award||Robin West||Georgetown University Law Center|
|2019||Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lifetime Achievement Award||Phoebe Haddon||Rutgers University-Camden|
|2018||Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lifetime Achievement Award||Tamar Frankel||Boston University School of Law|
|2017||Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lifetime Achievement Award||Martha Albertson Fineman||Emory University Law School|
|2016||Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lifetime Achievement Award||Marina Angel||Temple University, James E. Beasley School of Law|
|2015||Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lifetime Achievement Award||Herma Hill Kay||University of California, Berkeley School of Law|
|2014||Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lifetime Achievement Award||Catharine MacKinnon||University of Michigan Law School|
|2013||Lifetime Achievement Award||Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg||The Supreme Court of the United States|