Massachusetts Black Judges Conference Honors Outstanding Law
Students At Annual Book Awards Ceremony
Boston---To recognize academic excellence
and outstanding achievement, nine Massachusetts law school
students will be honored on Friday, May 17, 2002 by the Massachusetts Black Judges Conference at the fifteenth annual Book Awards Ceremony
in the Raytheon Amphitheater, Egan Technology Center, of Northeastern
University at 3:00 p.m. Each
year, the Massachusetts Black Judges Conference awards a stipend
to deserving second-year law school students to assist them
in covering the costs of their law books for the following
book awards program is the only opportunity we have to recognize
our local law schools and the contribution of their students,”
says Massachusetts Black Judges Conference President and First
Justice of the Woburn District Court Marie O. Jackson.
“For each student, the award represents not only a
recognition of achievement but also an opportunity to advance
their legal careers by opening the door to clerkships and
other positions in the judicial system. The families receive a personal view of the
courts, and the courts have the opportunity to recruit the
Southeastern Housing Court Judge
Wilbur P. Edwards, Jr. will serve as Master of Ceremonies
for the event, and Department of Industrial Accidents Administrative
Judge Charles E. Walker, Jr. will give the keynote address.
Awards will be presented to the following
students: Andrew R. Crumbie (Massachusetts School of Law);
Kimberly Jones (Boston College Law School); Judith A. Joseph
(Boston University School of Law); Baunie McConnell (Southern
New England School of Law); Natalie Reid (Harvard Law School);
Keeana S. Saxon-Kiberu (Western New England School of Law);
Natashia M. Tidwell (New England School of Law); Aaron L. Watson
(Suffolk University School of Law); and Raquel J. Webster (Northeastern
University School of Law).
school deans recommend candidates for the awards.
A committee consisting of members of the Massachusetts
Black Judges Conference selects the award recipients based
on scholarship, leadership qualities, potential trial skills,
and financial need.
Massachusetts Black Judges Conference is a public voice and
forum for the Black judges who serve in Massachusetts.
It not only supports and encourages the African-American
judges but provides leadership for the exploration and discussion
of diversity issues that affect the courts.