The AALS Section on Minority Groups has just announced that it has awarded the 2013 Derrick A. Bell Award to Janai S. Nelson.
The award is named in honor of Professor Derrick A. Bell, Jr.-the first tenured African-American on the Harvard Law School faculty (then at New York University Law School) honors a junior faculty member (defined as someone pre-tenure, who has served seven years or less in legal academia) who, through activism, mentoring, colleagueship, teaching and scholarship, has made an extraordinary contribution to legal education, the legal system or social justice.
Congratulations to Janai for this well-deserved award.