Featured NYU Law Alumnae

The Birnbaum Women’s Leadership Network 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.

Bridget McCormack
Hon. Bridget McCormack ’91

Law Women Honorees

Each year, Law Women honors alumnae who have been ground-breakers in the field of law. The 2022 Law Women Alumna of the Year Award was presented to the Honorable Bridget McCormack ’91, Chief Justice at the Michigan Supreme Court.

Past honorees include:

Tsion Gurmu
Tsion Gurmu ’15

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 2022 WoCC Woman of Distinction Award will be presented to Tsion Gurmu '15, Legal Director of the Black Alliance for Just Immigration and Founder and Director of the Queer Black Immigrant Project, during a virtual ceremony on Wednesday, March 2, 2022.

Past honorees include:

  • 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