School of Law Professor, Student, Alumnae Recognized for Contribution to Legal Profession
Saint Louis University School of Law was well represented at last month’s annual Women’s
Justice Awards ceremony, hosted by Missouri Lawyers Weekly.
The Women’s Justice Awards recognize women in the legal profession who have made valuable
contributions to the study and development of the law and the pursuit of justice in
SLU LAW’s Antonia Miceli, co-director of academic support and associate professor,
was honored with the Legal Scholar Award, which is awarded for work on behalf of the
justice system through research or scholarship or through teaching and inspiring others.
“I have the great honor of working with students throughout their law school careers
and beyond, when they take their first bar exam and sometimes years down the road
when they decide to add another jurisdiction to their practice,” Miceli said. “It
is such a joy to watch them grow as students, to support them through the highs and
lows of law school and the bar exam, and then to have the opportunity to celebrate
with them when they find their name on the bar exam pass list. I love watching them
develop from being my student to becoming my peer!”
Third-year student Kaitlyn Adams Parker (A&S '11) was selected for the Leaders of
Tomorrow Award, awarded to law students who demonstrate leadership, professionalism
and a passion for making a difference in the justice system or the legal profession.
Parker has worked to serve the underprivileged in the Missouri State Public Defender
Office and the SLU LAW Legal Clinics. Prior to law school, she taught pre-kindergarten
through eighth-grade students as a reading specialist in Washington, D.C., and to
continue this passion, she joined Street Law and participated in the BAMSL Read Across
America! Days while at SLU LAW. Last spring, she led the law school's most successful
PILG Auction in the event's history, raising funds for students who work in nonprofit
jobs over the summer.
“My dad once told me, ‘Don’t work to be noticed, but to have your absence from something
felt.’ I think SLU really taught me how to live that life,” Parker said. “I learned
how to push myself to achieve more, be more and do more for others. And because of
my time at SLU LAW, I feel assured in my abilities, both academically and spiritually,
as I transition into the legal profession.”
The ceremony was held April 27, at the Four Seasons Hotel in downtown St. Louis, and
several SLU LAW faculty and staff attended to support the law school’s honorees.
SLU LAW also had several alumnae who were honored at the ceremony, listed below:
- Sarah E. Mullen (’08) -- Rising Star Award
- Erica B. Slater (’11) -- Rising Star Award
- Sheena R. Hamilton (’10) -- Litigation Practitioner Award
- Bridget G. Hoy (’01) -- Litigation Practitioner Award
- Andrea D. McNairy (’06) -- Litigation Practitioner Award
- Lisa G. Moore (’98) -- Litigation Practitioner Award
- Kathleen M. Hart (’90) -- Public Official Award
- Cynthia L. Short (’87) -- Public Service Practitioner Award
- Pat L. Simons (’74) -- Citizenship Award
Read more about each of the 2017 Women's Justice Award honorees.
Saint Louis University School of Law was founded in 1843 and is the oldest law school west of the Mississippi River. The
strength of the faculty, breadth of course offerings and extensive clinical and professional
skills experiences provide students with a well-rounded legal education. The School
of Law's rich history consists of strong connections to the community and a long tradition
of public service. SLU LAW's location in the heart of the City of St. Louis, offers
students unparalleled access to leading law firms, corporations, government agencies
and nonprofit organizations, and a unique opportunity to see the law in action.