Suzette Malveaux, associate dean for academic affairs and professor of law at The Catholic University of America and a former Selected Professions Fellow of the American Association of University Women (AAUW), was the subject of a full-page write-up in the winter, 2013 edition of OUTLOOK, the AAUW magazine.
The article highlights her advocacy of pay equity in the workplace, her scholarship on class action lawsuits, and her use of class actions to defend the rights of other disadvantaged groups, including survivors of the Holocaust and victims of the 1921 race riot in Tulsa Oklahoma.
"Class action is so important because it really does level the playing field between giant corporations and employees," Malveaux said.
Established in 1970, Selected Professions Fellowships originally focused on opening doors for women in the male-dominated fields of law and medicine. The focus has since expanded to include science and technology.
The current crop of Selected Professions Fellows are distinguished for their achievements in a number of areas, including exploring the cross-section between law and culture to understand how different societies conceive of the ownership of ideas and how these conceptions impact technological and cultural advancement.