Nance, UA School of Law dean, to receive Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lifetime Achievement Award

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Cynthia Nance, dean of the University of Arkansas School of Law in Fayetteville, will receive the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Section on Women in Legal Education’s Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lifetime Achievement Award in January.

Nance joined the UA faculty in 1994 and was dean of the law school from 2006 to 2011. She was the first woman and the first person of color to serve as dean in the school’s then-82-year history.

In July 2022, she was named dean for the second time.

“This award is richly deserved,” said Lisa Mazzie, chair of the AALS Section on Women in Legal Education and professor of legal writing at Marquette University Law School. “The purpose of the award is to honor an individual who has had a distinguished career of teaching, service and scholarship for at least 20 years. The recipient is 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 for others.”

Nance will accept the award at a ceremony during the AALS Annual Meeting in San Diego Jan 3-7. The award ceremony is slated for noon Friday, Jan. 6.

More details are available at this link.