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February 10, 2013

Spirit of Excellence 2013: Jenny Rivera

Jenny Rivera, whose nomination by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to the state’s highest court, the New York Court of Appeals, accepted her award telephonically, since the snow storm and her pending Senate approval did not permit travel to the ABA Midyear Meeting in Dallas.  Rivera, a law professor at the City University of New York School of Law in New York City, is director of the Center on Latino and Latina Rights and Equality, which she founded to promote law reform scholarship, public education and litigation in support of expanded civil rights, with an emphasis on issues affecting the Latino community.