All Rise 2018

Suffolk University Law School alumnae have a track record of shattering the glass ceiling in all areas of the law, nationwide and worldwide. Our history of glass shattering began over eighty years ago with Marian Archer, JD’37, the first woman to graduate from the Law School, and the beloved Professor Catherine T. Judge, JD’57, the School’s first full-time female professor. This special event was a celebration of Suffolk Law’s rich history of alumnae and their contributions to the field.

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All Rise: Uniting to Advance Women and the Future of Law took place on November 15 at the Boston Park Plaza. This event honored and recognized our distinguished law alumnae community.

The celebration began with a multigenerational panel discussion moderated by Carol Starkey and featuring alumnae sharing their experiences and how they have been able to rise above challenges and achieve professional success. Following the panel, a fundraising dinner commemorated and celebrated distinguished alumnae from across the country, and Judy Perry Martinez, American Bar Association President-Elect delivered the keynote address.

Fundraising proceeds from this event benefited the Catherine Judge Memorial Scholarship. Known as the "grande dame of Suffolk Law," Catherine T. Judge JD ’57, LLM ’60 served as the Suffolk University Law School Registrar from 1955–1967. In 1967, she became the Law School's first female full-time teacher and the first female full professor in 1974. She served on the faculty until her death in 2006. Annual awards are made to one or more students who are in good academic standing and who are in their third year of the day division or their fourth year of the evening division at Suffolk Law.

Event Committee

Event Chair
Carol Starkey, JD ’88, Partner, Conn Kavanaugh Rosenthal Peisch & Ford, LLP

Patricia Annino, JD ’81, Partner, Rimon PC

Karen Blum, JD ’74, Professor of Law Emerita, Suffolk University Law School

Maria Buckley, JD ’84, General Counsel, Joslin Diabetes Center

Loletta Darden, JD ’91, Director Intellectual Property & Entrepreneurship Clinic, Suffolk University Law School

Darly David, JD ’00, Partner, Lawson & Weitzen, LLP

Honorable Joan Feeney, JD '78, United States Bankruptcy Judge, District of MA

Deborah Marson, JD ’78, Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary, Iron Mountain

Ivana Magovcevic Liebisch, JD ’99, Executive Vice President, Chief Business Officer of Ipsen

Jessica Massey, JD ’03, Senior Associate Counsel, Walmart

Kim McLaurin, Associate Dean for Experiential Learning, Director of Clinical Programs & Clinical Professor, Suffolk University Law School

Honorable Amy Nechtem, JD ’85, Chief Justice of the Juvenile Court (MA)