The Council on Legal Education Opportunity Inc. has announced that Nitza Milagros Escalera, assistant dean of student affairs at Fordham Law, has been selected as one of ten recipients of its CLEO EDGE awards. The awards will be presented at a Nov. 7 ceremony in Washington, D.C.
The legal department of Freddie Mac, along with Deval Patrick, the former general counsel of the Coca-Cola Co. who went on to become governor of Massachusetts, is being recognized for their efforts toward diversity and equality in the law.
In the diversity category, the recipients include Justin Cruz, assistant dean of admission and diversity at Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law in Orange, California and Nitza Milagros Escalera, assistant dean of student affairs at Fordham University School of Law in New York.
The third recipient in the diversity group—and the only law firm to be honored—is Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton.