Leahy Receives ALWD Outstanding Service Award


06.23.21 — The Association of Legal Writing Directors (ALWD) recently honored Professor Stevie Leahy with an Outstanding Service Award in recognition of her contributions as a member of the organization’s Leadership and Development (L&D) Committee. As chair of the L&D subcommittee on current issues, Professor Leahy organized a series of webinars on inclusive leadership, featuring Dr. Erin Lain, professor of law and associate provost for campus equity and inclusion at Drake University Law School, and Russell McClain, professor of law and associate dean for diversity and inclusion at Maryland Carey Law. Prior to becoming an ALWD committee member, Professor Leahy also played a major role in designing a virtual front porch session on “Integrating Social Justice in the Legal Writing Classroom – Embracing Competing Demands.”

“Stevie is thoughtful, creative and dedicated to enhancing diversity and social justice,” said Katrina Lee, ALWD president.

“It has been a pleasure working under the leadership of Katrina Lee, Cindy Archer, and Fiona McKenna,” said Professor Leahy. “I would like to extend gratitude and thanks to everyone who collaborated with our subcommittee this past year, as well as my fellow subcommittee members.”

Professor Leahy was appointed as an assistant teaching professor at Northeastern Law in July 2020 in the school’s Legal Skills in Social Context (LSSC) program. In the last year, her LSSC projects addressed clemency in Massachusetts as well as the viability of a safer consumption site in the U.S. During the 2019-2020 academic year, she was a visiting assistant professor, supervising two social justice projects with LatinoJustice PRLDEF. Prior to starting her teaching career, Professor Leahy was an attorney with Goodwin Procter, Latham & Watkins, and Aeton Law Partners. She earned a BA from Villanova University and her JD from Pepperdine Law School.

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