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Who Will Be the Next BC Law Woman of the Year?

BC Women's Law Center puts out a call for nominations for its annual award.


What do Josephine McNeil ’87 (above), Susan Finegan ’91, Hon. Lynda Connolly ’74, Christine Griffin ’93, and Mary Ann Chirba ’81 have in common, besides being alumni of BC Law?

They, along with a number of other graduates, have all won the BC Women’s Law Center’s Woman of the Year Award.

Now in its eleventh year, the WLC’s award program is again on the lookout for a distinguished BC Law alumna who has made a significant contribution to the legal community through practice, community involvement, or scholarship in the field.

Nominations are accepted from a range of practice areas, including but not limited to private practice in large, small or solo firms; government, public interest, and public policy; general or in-house counsel; and academia.

The aforementioned past nominees come from many specialties and interests. McNeil is executive director emerita of affordable housing nonprofit CAN-DO; Finegan is chair of the Pro Bono Committee of Mintz Levin; Connolly is former chief justice of the Massachusetts District Court; Griffin is executive director of the Disability Law Center; and Chirba is a BC Law professor and distinguished scholar.

If you would like to recognize someone, please submit a nomination by emailing with the name of your nominee and a brief description of why she should be the 2019 BC Women’s Law Center Woman of the Year.

The deadline for submissions is February 22. As of this writing, the winner is scheduled to be feted at the Woman of the Year reception April 3 from 4 to 6 p.m. in Barat House on the BC Law campus.