Arabella Babb Mansfield Award Recipients

    NAWL's oldest award given by the National Association of Women Lawyers, is given in recognition of professional achievement, positive influence, and valuable contribution to women in the law and in society. The award is named after the first woman admitted to a state Bar in the United States.

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    2017

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       Hon. Amy Klobuchar
    U.S. Senator from Minnesota

    2016

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    Vanita Gupta
    Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General and
    Head of the U.S. Justice Department's Civil
    Rights Division 


    2015

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    Mary Jo White
    Chair, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

    2014

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       Anita F. Hill
    Brandeis University;
    Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll


    2013

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     Judith Resnik
    Arthur Liman Professor of Law, Yale Law School

    2012

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    Judge Nancy Gertner
    Professor of Practice, Harvard Law School

    2011

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    Jamie Gorelick
    Partner, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

    2010

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    Chief Judge Judith Kaye
    Court of Appeals, State of New York

    2009

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    Marcia Greenberger
    National Women's Law Center

    2008

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    Elena Kagan
    Dean, Harvard Law School

    2007

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    Karen J. Mathis
    President, American Bar Association

    2006

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    Judge Katharine S. Hayden
    U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey

    2005

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    Judge Ann Claire Williams
    U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit

    2004

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    Presiding Justice Leah Ward Sears
    Georgia Supreme Court

    2003

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    Senator Sheila Kuehl
    California State Senate

    2002

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    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
    U.S. Supreme Court

    2001

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     Chief Justice Mary Ann McMorrow
    Illinois Supreme Court

    2000

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    Judge Sonia Sotomayor
    U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit 

    1999

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    Judge Phyllis A. Kravitch
    U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit

    1998

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    Judge Ilana Diamond Rovner
    U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit

    1997

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    Judge Bernice Bouie Donald
    U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee

    1996

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    Martha Barnett
    Tallahassee, Florida

     

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