The Hon. Sylvia H. Rambo Award

Hon. Sylvia H. RamboEach year, the Women's Law Caucus (WLC) 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. A list of past recipients is available online

The WLC established this award in 1993 when it honored Judge Sylvia H. 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 earned her juris doctor from The Dickinson School of Law in 1962. She served as the Chief Public Defender for Cumberland County, PA, and as an adjunct professor of law. Judge Rambo currently serves as a Senior Judge for the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. She was appointed to the Federal Bench by President Jimmy Carter in 1979 and became the first woman to serve as Chief Judge of the Middle District from 1992 to 1999.

Nominations are accepted online or by printing out and submitting a nomination form. In conjunction with the award, the Law School hosts the annual Hon. Sylvia H. Rambo Award Ceremony and Reception.