Women and the Law Leadership Award

From left to right: Penny Wakefield, Pamela M. Deese, Judy Smith,
Dean Grossman, Leigh-Alexandra Basha, and Corrine Parver.

The American University Washington College of Law Woman and Law Leadership Award recognize the extraordinary accomplishments of alumnae who have made significant contri-butions to the field of law and/or through their service to the law school.

Past Recipients

2013
Judy Smith ’85
Founder and President, Smith & Company

2012
Corrine Parver ’82
Founder, Health Law and Policy Project, Program on Law and Government
American University Washington College of Law (Retired)

2011
Leigh-Alexandra Basha ’85
Partner, Holland & Knight LLP

2010
Deborah Kelly ’88
Partner, Dickstein Shapiro LLP

2009
The Honorable Dorothy Toth Beasley ’64
Senior Judge, Court of Appeals of Georgia (Retired)

2008
Pamela M. Deese ’83
Partner, Arent Fox LLP
Member, Board of Trustees, American University

2007
Penny Wakefield ’79

Executive Board Member, Center for Human Rights, American Bar Association

2006
Edna Ruth Vincent ’89
Principal, Colten, Cummins, Watson & Vincent

2005
Karen Lockwood ’78
President and Executive Director, National Institute for Trial Advocacy

2003
Ellen Gleberman ’79
Vice President and General Counsel, Association of International Automobile Manufacturers

2001
The Honorable Nan Shuker ’69
Senior Judge, Superior Court of the District of Columbia (Retired)