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Tahirah Amatul-Wadud Honored with the 2017 Dean's Award

This year's Dean's Award was presented to Tahirah Amatul-Wadud '05, an attorney in solo practice in Springfield, specializing in civil rights and domestic relations law. She is a commissioner for the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women, and in that role advocates before the state legislature to enact laws responsive to the needs of women and girls. In 2015, Tahirah participated in a program on Celebrating and Protecting America's Tradition of Religious Pluralism. An active public speaker, she was an honoree of the Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly Top Women of Law Award.

The Dean's Award recognizes an alumnus or alumna whose professional accomplishments bring credit to the School of Law and who has a record of service that demonstrates the core values of the Western New England University School of Law.