About the Alexander Awards
The Alexander Awards are named after Raymond Pace Alexander, the first African American to graduate from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and become a judge on the Common Pleas Court of Philadelphia and Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander, the first African American woman to receive a Ph.D. in the United States and the first woman to receive a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
The Council for Diversity in the Educational Pipeline accepts nominations every fall for the Raymond Pace and Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander Award for Excellence in Pipeline Diversity. The 2024 Alexander Awards will be presented in Louisville, Kentucky during the 2024 ABA Midyear Meeting. The deadline for the 2024 Alexander Awards is September 15 ,2023. Nominations should be submitted to [email protected] or [email protected].
Purpose of the Awards
Increasing diversity in the legal profession demands workplaces expand opportunities for and contribute to the success of underrepresented students including racial and ethnic minorities, students with disabilities, and students who identify as LGBTQ+, by creating an educational pipeline that supports students into and through law school and into the legal profession. The Alexander Award was created to honor an individual or organization that has demonstrated exemplary leadership and success in building such an educational pipeline.