Boston University School of Law

June 11, 2010


Ashley Anderson ('11) receives MA Black Judges Book Award

Ashley S. Anderson, a member of the Boston University School of Law Class of 2011, is the BU Law recipient of the 2010 Massachusetts Black Judges Book Award.

This award is given to candidates who have demonstrated academic success and leadership skills. Anderson serves as the external vice president of the School's Black Law Students Association (BLSA), and she has been very active in service activities, including joining with others to start a new mentoring program at local high schools and serving as a co-director of the Orientation Service Day last August. She is cofounder and director of the Pay it Forward Mentoring Program, a member of LALSA (Latin American Law Student Association), a Moot Court competitor, and a Student Welcomer. Last summer, she worked at the Children’s Law Center of Massachusetts, and this summer she’ll be with Michael Best and Friedrich.

A native of Evanston, IL, Anderson received her bachelor’s in finance and operations management in 2008 from the Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California.

As BU Law Associate Dean for Student Affairs Christine Marx noted, “This is a very prestigious and competitive award. The Massachusetts Black Judges Conference is comprised of several renowned Massachusetts judges, who created this award to recognize the outstanding achievements of award recipients. Ashley’s academic excellence and commitment to service make her a truly worthy recipient of this award, and we are very proud of her accomplishments.”

A ceremony honoring Ashley and recipients from the other Massachusetts law schools was held April 15 at the John Adams Courthouse. Said Anderson, "It's an honor to be recognized by such a distinguished organization. BU Law has provided a wonderful environment to allow me to excel at academics, but also give back to my community. I thank the judges of the Mass. Black Judges Conference for continuing to pave the way and for their support."

Reported by Sandi Miller

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