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February 23

Women’s Law Caucus Honors Professor of Law Marina Angel

Dickinson Law's Women’s Law Caucus named Marina Angel, professor of law at Temple University Beasley School of Law, as the 2017 recipient of the Hon. Sylvia H. Rambo Award in recognition of her exemplary contributions to the legal profession and to society as a whole. The Hon. Sylvia H. Rambo ‘62, senior judge for the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of PA and Erin Varley, president, Women’s Law Caucus presented Angel with the award on February 23 during a ceremony at Dickinson Law.

Rambo Award Ceremony 2017"Professor Angel dedicated her entire life to advancing women and minorities,” said Varley. “She studied discrimination in the legal profession and has encouraged students and professionals to  address inequities. Because of her work, Professor Angel has paved the way for more women to contribute in the legal field, which has benefited the legal profession tremendously."

The Rambo Award was introduced in 1993 by the Women’s Law Caucus to honor its first recipient, the Hon. Sylvia H. Rambo, a 1962 graduate of the Law School and the first woman to serve as chief judge of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.

Professor Angel joined the Temple University Beasley School of Law faculty in 1978, researching and writing about women’s legal rights and the status of women in the law. Her work has focused on sexual harassment, abuse and violence against women and girls, legal education, criminal law, and labor and employment law. She has analyzed psychiatric and legal issues relating to sexual harassment, and documented the nature and scope of sexual harassment perpetrated by judges. Professor Angel focused on the criminal justice system’s response to the abuse and violence against women and girls, analyzing the relationship between gender stereotypes and violence. She has over forty publications to her credit. Learn more about Professor Angel’s contributions to the legal profession.

Professor Angel is a 1965 graduate of Barnard College and a 1969 graduate of Columbia Law School (magna cum laude). As a law student, she clerked at the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund. Following graduation, Professor Angel worked as an attorney for the Philadelphia Voluntary Association and obtained an LL.M. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

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Caption: Professor of Law Marina Angel received the Hon. Sylvia H. Rambo Award on Thursday, February 23 during a ceremony at Dickinson Law. Pictured left to right: Erin Varley, president, Dickinson Law Women’s Law Caucus; Marina Angel, professor of law, Temple University Beasley School of Law; Hon. Sylvia H. Rambo ’62, senior judge, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of PA; and Gary S. Gildin, dean and professor of law, Dickinson Law.

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