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Buel to be awarded Lifetime Achievement Award

March 14, 2011

Sarah Buel, director of the Diane Halle Center for Family Justice at the College of Law, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Family Justice Center Alliance at their annual conference on Wednesday, April 6, in San Diego.

In addition to receiving the award, Buel will present a lecture entitled, “Accountability to Survivors,” during the conference. The conference entitled, “Dream Big…Change the World,” will discuss issues related to the handling of domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault and elder abuse.

Buel, who NBC has called one of the five most inspiring women in America, has worked for more than 30 years with battered women and children. She graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School, where she founded the Harvard Battered Women’s Advocacy Project, the Harvard Women in Prison Project, and the Harvard Children and Family Rights Project. She was a prosecutor for six years in Boston and Quincy, Mass., and for 14 years was a clinical professor at the University of Texas School of Law, where she founded and co-directed their Domestic Violence Clinic, co-founded the University of Texas Institute on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, and served as special counsel for the Texas District and County Attorneys Association.

Staci McCabe,
(480) 965-8702
Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law