2013 Janet Mary Riley Award for the Advancement of Women's Issues
Janet Mary Riley was the first full-time female law professor in New Orleans and seventh in the nation. Kathryn Lorio, College of Law professor and close friend and student of Riley's, says, "In her quiet, humble and unassuming way, this lady managed to promote the interests of women significantly, both as a role model, and as a proponent of legislation providing equal protection."
This award is presented to a Loyola student who has demonstrated outstanding leadership on issues central to women on campus and in the larger community. The student promotes the mission of Loyola University New Orleans and has demonstrated commitment to women's issues through programming, research, leading an organization, or through other academic efforts.