8.3.15 —  Jessica Winn '16 and nine grads will be honored as trailblazers and role models by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly at an event on Wednesday, October 28.  

The group of honorees was selected by a panel comprised of members of the community and representatives from Lawyers Weekly’s editorial department. The women’s accomplishments are varied. Some have spent years in the nonprofit sector, ensuring that underrepresented populations receive the legal help they need. Others have been instrumental in drafting and implementing legislative or regulatory reform. Still others shoulder significant pro bono or mentoring commitments in addition to their other responsibilities.

All have made significant contributions to our profession and are role models for young women entering the law.

The annual Top Women of Law event celebrates "outstanding achievements made by exceptional women" who have made "tremendous professional strides and demonstrated great accomplishments" in the legal field, and who are deemed to be "pioneers, educators, trailblazers, and role models."

Northeastern honorees include:

Leslie Ditrani '94, Ditrani Law
Katherine Garrahan '04, Bowditch & Dewey
Sarah Hogan '05, McDermott, Will & Emery
Lori Jodoin '02, Rodgers, Powers & Schwartz
Jaclyn Kugell '92, Morgan, Brown & Joy
Michelle Schaffer '88, Campbell, Campbell, Edwards & Conroy
The Honorable Catherine White '72

Inspiring Circle of Excellence inductees:

Elaine Epstein '76, Todd & Weld
Mala Rafik '97, Rosenfeld, Rafik & Sullivan 

and our 2015 Leadership Scholarship Honoree: 

Jessica Winn '16, Northeastern University School of Law  

For more information, visit Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly.

About Northeastern University School of Law

The nation’s leader in experiential legal education since 1968, Northeastern University School of Law offers the longest-running, most extensive experience-based legal education program in the country and is a national leader in legal education reform. Founded with cooperative legal education as the cornerstone of its program, Northeastern guarantees its students an unparalleled full year of practical legal work. All students participate in four, full-time legal placements, and can choose from the more than 900 employers worldwide participating in the school’s signature Cooperative Legal Education Program. The future of legal education since 1968, Northeastern University School of Law blends theory and practice, providing students with a unique set of skills and experience to successfully practice law.