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Nominations open for the 2013 Hon. Sylvia H. Rambo Award


Every year the Women's Law Caucus (WLC) of the Penn State University Dickinson School of Law honors a female in the legal profession who has had a distinguished career and who, by example, has made the professional success of other women more likely. The WLC will recognize the 2013 Honorable Sylvia H. Rambo Award recipient at a reception open to all alumni at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 28 in Lewis Katz Hall, Carlisle, PA.

The deadline for nominations is Friday, November 9, 2012. Anyone may nominate a woman in the legal profession by using the online form or by mailing a completed nomination form and supporting documentation to: 

Amanda Boylan
President, Women’s Law Caucus
The Dickinson School of Law of The Pennsylvania State University
333 West South Street
Carlisle, PA 17013
aab243@dsl.psu.edu 

The WLC established this award in 1993 when it honored Judge Sylvia Rambo as the first recipient, paying tribute to her contributions as a lawyer and jurist and to her interest in promoting the role of women in the law. Judge Rambo graduated cum laude from Dickinson College in 1958 and received her J.D. from The Dickinson School of Law in 1962. She served as chief public defender in Cumberland County and as an adjunct professor of law at the Law School. She was appointed to the federal bench by President Jimmy Carter in 1979 and was the first woman to be appointed to the bench of the Middle District of Pennsylvania and the first woman to serve as chief judge for the Middle District, a position she held from 1992 to 1999. Judge Rambo serves as a senior judge for the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.

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