Angie McCarthy ’13 Wins American University Diversity Award
Angie McCarthy ‘13, Program Coordinator for the Women and the Law Program and an AUWCL alumnae, is the recipient of this year’s American University Diversity Award. The Diversity Award is given to a staff member who seeks out, values, and utilizes the knowledge and experiences of a diverse community.
Among her many accomplishments, Angie spearheaded the creation of the “Making Women’s Legal History” exhibit at our Tenley Campus. The project is an exemplary and lasting contribution to our law school community.
“Making Women’s Legal History” is a multi-panel exhibit that details AUWCL’s unique history as an institution founded by two women. During the Tenley Campus ribbon-cutting events in February, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was given a tour of the new law school campus, during which she spent over ten minutes viewing the exhibit and engaging with Angie, the faculty, and students from the Women’s Law Association.
The “Making Women’s Legal History” exhibit remains on display outside of Claudio Grossman Hall in the Yuma Building. Congratulations to Angie on this well-deserved recognition.
April 14, 2016
On April 12, President Obama announced the renaming of the Sewall-Belmont House and Museum to the Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument. The designation honors Alva Belmont, benefactor of the National Woman’s Party, and Washington College of Law class of 1922 alumna Alice Paul, founder of the Party.
March 21, 2016
March is Women’s History Month, and with it comes an opportunity to pause and reflect on the impact of the founding of Washington College of Law by Ellen Spencer Mussey and Emma Gillett in 1898. These two remarkable women did more than just found one of the first coeducational law schools in the country. They founded an institution whose graduates have shaped major 20th century advances in gender equality and changed the face of the practice of law.