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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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2019

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ACLU Women's Rights Project

2018

Roberta Kaplan

Roberta Kaplan
Founding Partner, Kaplan & Company LLP

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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