Washington University School of Law’s Women’s Law Caucus announces International Women’s Day awards

The Washington University School of Law Women’s Law Caucus (WLC) recently gathered with faculty, alumni, judges and attorneys to honor the organization’s 40th anniversary and to observe the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day.

The combined celebration featured brief remarks by Terry O’Neill, president of the National Organization of Women, and the announcement of a project exploring women’s history at the law school.

As part of the annual celebration, the WLC also presented the International Women’s Day honorary awards. Introducing this year’s recipients, Jennifer Bame, WLC vice president and chair of the International Women’s Day Committee, said:

“Each of these honorees is a remarkable individual who has made unique contributions to the advancement of women. Each of these honorees demonstrates what is possible for all of us students here at Washington University School of Law. And, each sets an example for us to follow.”

The 2013 International Women’s Day honorees are:

Bunny and Charles Burson, for their many contributions to the law school, including generous support for the Burson Fund, which assists students and student groups, including the Women’s Law Caucus. Charles Burson also is a senior professor of practice at the law school.

Phyleccia Reed Cole, JD ’99, associate general counsel at Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, Illinois;

Micah Myles Hall, JD ’03, founder of the Hall Law Firm in St. Louis, former president of the Mound City Bar Association, and collaborating attorney for the law school’s Race, Education & the Law course;

Marty Neville Hereford, JD ’96, partner and program director for the Advancement of Women at Armstrong Teasdale in St. Louis;

Kendra Howard, JD ’01, administrative law judge at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in St. Louis, treasurer of the Mound City Bar Association, and externship supervising attorney;

Allison Schreiber Lee, JD ’96, attorney at Paule, Camazine, Blumenthal PC and adjunct professor at the law school;

Karen Warren, managing attorney of the Health & Welfare Unit at Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, co-coordinator of the Elderlaw & Estate Planning Project, and externship supervising attorney; and

Misty Watson, JD ’06, attorney at Danna McKitrick PC, volunteer lawyer at Legal Services, and co-coordinator of the Elderlaw & Estate Planning Project.

International Women’s Day is an annual event founded a century ago to advance women’s suffrage and equality. The observance still serves as “a rallying point for international efforts for women’s rights and gender equality,” Bame said.

For more information and photos from the event visit: http://law.wustl.edu/news/pages.aspx?id=9696