The Women in Legal Education section of the Association of American Law Schools has selected Professor Marina Angel as the 2016 recipient of the Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lifetime Achievement Award.
The purpose of the Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lifetime Achievement 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.”
Professor Angel’s feminist teaching and scholarship focus on a range of issues, including women in legal education and the profession, violence against women, school shootings, and abused women who kill their abusers. She began teaching law at Hofstra in 1970 and joined the Temple Law faculty in 1979. While at Temple, Professor Angel has taught Employment Law, Labor Law, Criminal Law, Comparative Criminal Law and Procedure, Comparative Employment and Labor Law, Violence Against Women, Juvenile Law, Legal Decision Making, and Corrections.
Wendy Greene, the 2016 WILE chair, lauded Professor Angel for her “pioneering work … done on behalf of so many.” She continued, “The members of the Executive Committee and Lifetime Award committees are honored and excited to recognize Professor Angel’s continuous contributions, leadership, and mentorship.
Dean JoAnne Epps added her congratulations and praise, remarking, “I am delighted that the AALS has chosen to honor Professor Angel for her work to advance equal rights for women, both in our profession and in the broader society. Professor Angel’s passion for equality and justice is exemplary of an advocate’s spirit, and her many contributions reflect a lifetime of service worthy of great honor and respect.”
Professor Angel noted the outpouring of support and congratulations she has received since announcement of the award, remarking, “I’m very pleased and excited to have received this award. But I’m especially moved by the many private letters and emails from those whose lives I touched in a positive way.”
More about Professor Angel’s career and work on behalf of women and minorities, including a recorded interview with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg for the Oral History Project of the Association Of American Law Schools’ Section on Women in Legal Education, can be found here.