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Oct. 19, 2004

Law Professor Wing Receives Achievement Award From Newark Academy

Adrien Wing, the Bessie Dutton Murray Professor of Law at the University of Iowa College of Law, was recently presented with the Alumni Achievement Award by her high school alma mater, Newark Academy, in Livingston, N.J.

Wing was in the first class of girls to attend the previously all-boys school, entering in 1971. After graduating from Newark, she went on to receive her B.A. from Princeton University in 1974, her M.A. from UCLA and her law degree from Stanford University.

After practicing international law in New York for five years, Wing joined the faculty at the UI law school in 1987. She currently teaches U.S. Constitutional Law, Critical Race Theory, Human Rights and Law in the Muslim World. She is also director of the law school's summer abroad program in France. She is author of nearly 80 publications, and is most noted for her work on the legal status of women of color around the world.

Newark Academy, a 230-year old private college preparatory school, has trained students for elite colleges since the Revolutionary War era.

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