photo of the 2019 woman of the year event

Woman of the Year

27th Annual Woman of the Year Reception 2019

Woman of the Year: The Honorable Kim Berkeley Clark, L'83
Recent Graduate of the Year: Rebecca L. Silinski, Esq., L'15 

The Woman of the Year event was established by the students of the Women's Law Association and honors two distinguished women, the Woman of the Year and the Recent Graduate of the Year. The Woman of the Year award is given to a female alumna who promotes gender equality, gives back to the community, demonstrates professionalism and leadership, raises awareness about issues affecting women, maintains a meaningful connection with female Duquesne Law students, and pioneers a new path for women in the legal profession. 

The Recent Graduate of the Year is given to a female alumna who also exemplifies these characteristics and who has graduated in the last five years.  These awards have been given to many distinguished women in the legal field over the last twenty-three years, including judges, prominent attorneys, professors, deans and authors.  The recipients this year are welcome additions to the legacy and tradition.