Law faculty, alumnae named to '40 Women for the Next 40 Years' list

Russell and Spodick
Sarah Russell (left), associate professor of law and co-director of the School of Law's Civil Justice Clinic, and Sara Spodick, staff attorney for the school's Tax Clinic, were named to the Connecticut Women's Education and Legal Fund's "40 Women for the Next 40 Years" list.
May 1, 2014 - Two Quinnipiac University School of Law faculty members and five Quinnipiac alumnae have been named to the Connecticut Women's Education and Legal Fund's "40 Women for the Next 40 Years" list.

Sarah Russell, associate professor of law and co-director of the School of Law's Civil Justice Clinic, and Sara Spodick, staff attorney for the school's Tax Clinic, were named to the list along with four School of Law alumnae: Danielle Robinson Briand, founder of Esperanza Center for Law & Advocacy; Jessica Grossarth, an attorney at Pullman & Comley, LLC; Amy Markim, associate at Hinckley, Allen & Snyder, LLP; and Sylvia Rutkowska, associate at Dzialo, Picket & Allen, PC. School of Business alumna Danielle Simone, national director of customer relations at Career TEAM Inc., was also named to the list.

The project is in celebration of CWEALFs' 40th anniversary and is honoring the women who will build opportunities for other women in Connecticut in the future. Nominees range in ages 16-40 and have demonstrated exemplary leadership, the potential to excel and a commitment to their community.

"We are pleased to see six out of the 10 '40 Women for the Next 40 Years' awards in law given to faculty and graduates of Quinnipiac University School of Law," said Jennifer Gerarda Brown, dean of the School of Law. "These young leaders--engaging with their communities in ways they have taught and learned while at Quinnipiac--make us extremely proud."   

All nominees were scored by a selection committee featuring accomplished leaders and partners for both CWEALF and Day Pitney LLP, the exclusive partner and sponsor of the event. Recipients will be recognized in a ceremony on May 15.

CWEALF is a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to empowering women, girls, and their families to achieve equal opportunities in their personal and professional lives.

For more information, visit http://www.cwealf.org or contact Krystal Harrison, CWEALF development coordinator, at kharrison@cwealf.org.