Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly selected Dean Camille Nelson as a Top Woman of Law for 2013, one of eight 2013 honorees with connections to Suffolk Law.

The honorees were chosen for their significant contributions to the legal profession and their status as role models for young women entering the field.

The magazine emphasized that Nelson promotes “a culture that fosters creativity and fresh perspectives.” Specifically, the magazine highlighted the increase in racial, ethnic and gender diversity among both students and administration since Nelson took the helm of Suffolk Law in 2010. The magazine also cited Nelson’s work to strengthen the school’s law clinics and the $10,000 annual scholarship she created out of her own salary.

Lawyers Weekly also recognized Professor Kate Nace Day, specifically highlighting her efforts to understand and end the problem of human trafficking. Day worked with a former student to launch the Human Rights and Sex Trafficking Film Forum in Boston. She also contributed to the recent publication of the first legal guide on the subject of Massachusetts human-trafficking law: Representing Victims of Human Trafficking in Massachusetts: A Guide for Attorneys.

In addition, Lawyers Weekly honored six Suffolk Law graduates: Patricia M. Annino JD ’81, partner at Prince Lobel Tye LLP in Boston; Sarah N.A. Camougis JD ’92, partner in the private equity and venture capital group at Edwards Wildman; Lisa F. Edmonds JD ’95, chief of the Domestic Violence Unit for the Cape and Islands District Attorney’s Office; Janis DiLoreto Noble JD ’05, general counsel for the Massachusetts Parole Board; Constantia T. Papanikolaou JD ’93, general counsel for the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education; Katie Cook Rayburn JD ’99, associate in the Law Offices of Daniel W. O’Malley PC in Quincy.