Crawford Black Bar Association will honor Dean Eboni S. Nelson

UConn Law Dean Eboni S. Nelson will receive the George W. Crawford Black Bar Association Visionary Award on May 18.

Eboni S. Nelson, Dean of UConn Law School (UConn photo).

The George W. Crawford Black Bar Association will honor UConn Dean of Law Eboni S. Nelson with its 2022 Visionary Award at its annual dinner on May 18.

Nelson has overseen several new initiatives at the UConn School of Law since taking office in July 2020. Under his leadership, the law school established an LLM program in Governance, Risk Management and Compliance; founded the Center on Community Safety, Policing and Inequality; and launched a comprehensive strategic planning process.

The Hartford Business Journal named Nelson to its 2022 Power 50 list of regional leaders and the Connecticut Bar Foundation named her a 2022 James W. Cooper Fellow. In 2021, she was recognized as one of the 100 most influential black people in the world. Connecticut by the NAACP State Conference.

Prior to coming to UConn, Nelson served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the University of South Carolina School of Law, where she taught for 13 years and received top class teacher and outstanding service awards. of the faculty. She is a graduate of Wake Forest University and Harvard Law School.

Nelson’s civic contributions previously include serving as Chairman of the South Carolina Commission on Consumer Affairs and Vice Chairman of the South Carolina State Advisory Committee to the US Civil Rights Commission. She has also served as a member of the Law School Admissions Council’s Finance and Legal Committee and its Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, as well as the Exam Site Team. sabbatical from the American Bar Association. She is a member of the Board of Directors for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Hartford and the Board of Directors for the Lawyers Collaborative for Diversity.

The George W. Crawford Black Bar Association Dinner will be held at 6 p.m. May 18 at the Hartford Marriott. The association will also present its Trailblazer Award to Professor Deborah N. Archer, who serves as co-faculty director of the Center on Race, Inequality and the Law at New York University School of Law and president of American Civil Liberties. Union. Tickets are available until May 10.

The George W. Crawford Black Bar Association is a statewide voluntary organization that has represented black lawyers in Connecticut since 1977.

Andrew B. Reiter