Pace Law students presented two awards to the Honorable Jenny Rivera, Associate Judge of the New York Court of Appeals. Judge Rivera received the 2014 Pioneer of Justice and Equality for Women in the Law Award, given by the Women’s Association of Law Students, and the 2014 Adelante Award, given by the Latin American Law Students Association.
A former law clerk for Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Judge Rivera was appointed to the bench by Governor Andrew Cuomo in 2013. Pace Law students selected her for this year’s awards in recognition of her work as a women’s rights activist as well as her contributions to the Latino community and the law.
Website photo, from left to right: Louis Fernandez, Jennifer Pacheco, Luis Felix, Judge Jenny Rivera, Danielle Meeks, Heather Graham, Stephanie Ramos, and Kiersten Schramek