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Joe H. Tucker Jr. '89 Inducted into International Academy of Trial Lawyers

Joe H. Tucker, Jr. '89, Managing Partner of Tucker Law Group, LLC, has been inducted into the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. Recognized as the most prestigious organization of trial advocates in the world, the International Academy of Trial Lawyers limits membership to 500 Fellows from the United States, from both the plaintiff and defense bars.
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Morris Dees Accepts ABA Medal

Morris Dees of the Southern Poverty Law Center accepts the ABA Medal, the highest award conferred by the American Bar Association, at the ABA Annual Meeting currently underway in Chicago. Dean JoAnne A. Epps, who was in attendance, noted that Mr. Dees' remarks "served as a profound reminder of why lawyers matter."
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Professor Lee Carpenter Selected as a Best LGBT Lawyer Under 40

Professor Lee Carpenter has been selected as a Best LGBT Lawyer Under 40 by the National LGBT Bar Association.   The LGBT Bar established this award to recognize outstanding lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender legal professionals under the age of 40 who have distinguished themselves in their field and demonstrated a profound commitment to LGBT equality.   Professor Carpenter, who is the former Legal Director of Equality Advocates Pennsylvania, remains active in the LGBT and public interest communities while teaching Legal Research and Writing and Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and the Law.

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Mari Carmen Aponte ’75 Confirmed as Ambassador to El Salvador

Mari Carmen Aponte ’75 was confirmed as Ambassador to El Salvador on June 14, 2012. Ambassador Aponte had been serving in the role under a recess appointment since August 19, 2011. President Obama originally nominated her to the post in December 2009.
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