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Associate Vice Chancellor Aldana named a Margaret Brent Woman Lawyer of Achievement

News Posted on February 14, 2019

Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Diversity and Professor of Law Raquel Aldana has been chosen to receive the Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award this year.

The Brent Award, named for the first woman lawyer in America, is presented by the Commission on Women in the Profession. It honors women lawyers who have achieved professional excellence and paved the way for other women in the legal profession. Professor Aldana is one of five women who will receive the award during the American Bar Association annual meeting in San Francisco this August.

Professor Aldana joined UC Davis in 2017. She was a professor at the William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, before joining the McGeorge School of Law faculty in 2009. Her scholarship has focused on transitional justice, criminal justice reforms, and sustainable development in Latin America, as well as immigrant rights in the United States. She founded and directed the McGeorge School of Law’s Inter-American Program, which trained bilingual and bicultural lawyers for transnational careers or to work with the growing Latino population in the United States. She served as the school’s associate dean for faculty scholarship, 2013-17.