Birnbaum Women's Leadership Center

Featured NYU Law Alumnae

The Birnbaum Women’s Leadership Center is proud to celebrate NYU Law graduates blazing trails for women in the law. Below, learn more about some of the recent honorees of Law Women and the Women of Color Collective, and read about alumnae recently featured in NYU Law News.

BWLC’s First Graduates

NYU Law graduates from the Birnbaum Women’s Leadership Center’s first cohort of Women’s Leadership Fellows shared their experiences in the 2022 NYU Law Magazine.

Law Women Honorees

Each year, Law Women honors alumnae who have been ground-breakers in the field of law. The 2023 Law Women Alumna of the Year Award was presented to Stephanie Toti ’03Senior Counsel & Project Director at the Lawyering Project, on Friday, February 17, 2023.

Past honorees include:

Women of Color Collective Honorees

The Women of Color Collective (WoCC) at NYU Law holds an annual event to honor NYU Law alumnae of color for their outstanding achievements in the field of law. The 2023 WoCC Woman of Distinction Award was presented to Crystal Crawford '91, Executive Director of the Western Center on Law & Poverty, on Tuesday, February 28, 2023.

Past honorees include:

  • Tsion Gurmu ’15, Legal Director, Black Alliance for Just Immigration; Founder and Director, Queer Black Immigrant Project
  • Chantá Parker ’06, Managing Director, Neighborhood Defender Service of Detroit
  • Lindsay Kendrick, Dean of Students and Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, NYU School of Law
  • Alexis Hoag ’08, Senior Counsel, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
  • Lisa Marie Boykin ’95, Senior Counsel, Business and Legal Affairs, Netflix
  • Alina Das ’05, Associate Professor of Clinical Law
  • Hon. Doris Ling-Cohan ’79, Justice, New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Term, First Department
  • Leslie Spencer ’98, Partner, Desmarais LLP
  • Linda Gadsby ’92, General Counsel, National Board of Medical Examiners
  • Dayna Cunningham ’86, Executive Director, Community Innovators Lab, Department of Urban Studies and Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Hon. Marisa J. Demeo ’93, Associate Judge, Superior Court of the District of Columbia

Alumnae in the Judiciary

Watch: NYU Law Celebrates Honorable Alumnae