January 10, 2012
CUNY Law Associate Dean of Academic Affairs Penelope Andrews has been named to the inaugural “Power 100 List” of On Being A Black Lawyer. Originally from Cape Town, South Africa, Associate Dean Andrews is an international human rights scholar, professor, and advocate. A graduate of the University of Natal in Durban and Columbia University, Andrews has held visiting professorships, some with distinction, at several law schools in the U.S., Australia, South Africa, Canada, and Europe. Until 2007 she was on the faculty at CUNY Law School for over a decade, before accepting appointments at Valparaiso Law School and La Trobe University in Australia. She returned to CUNY Law School in 2010 as Academic Dean.
A frequent presenter, Dean Andrews was recently the plenary speaker at the 2011 International Conference on Human Rights Education in Durban, South Africa. She also recently participated on a panel on Civil Resistance and the Law: Nonviolent Transitions to Democracy, which was hosted by the West Virginia University College of Law and the West Virginia Law Review. A highly regarded scholar, she is the contributing coauthor of The Post-Apartheid Constitutions: Perspectives on South Africa’s Basic Law and coeditor of Law and Rights: Global Perspectives on Constitutionalism and Governance. Her forthcoming book, From Cape Town to Kabul: Reconsidering Women’s Human Rights will be published in 2012. In 2011 she served as chair of the AALS Section on Minorities.
The Power 100 is a list of the nation’s most influential black attorneys working in government, academics, and both the public and private sectors. Associate Dean Andrews will be honored at a reception in Washington, D.C. on February 29th, along with other distinguished black attorneys who will also be acknowledged.