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Dean Penelope (Penny) Andrews traveled to Oneida, Saratoga and Warren counties over three days to address each region's bar association in a series of Law Day celebrations.
On Wednesday, May 1, Dean Andrews delivered remarks at a luncheon on “Women and the Law: Then and Now” for Oneida County bar members in the Radisson Hotel-Utica Centre in Utica, N.Y.
On Thursday at noon, she was the keynote speaker for the Saratoga County Bar Association at Canfield Casino in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. The theme of the event, in accordance with Law Day, was "Realizing the Dream: Equality for All."
Finally, on Friday, Dean Andrews joined the Warren County Bar Association in Queensbury, N.Y., to give another talk within the theme "Equality for All."
President Dwight Eisenhower established the first Law Day in 1958 to mark the nation's commitment to the rule of law. In 1961, Congress issued a joint resolution designating May 1 as the official date for celebrating Law Day.
Dean Andrews' teaching and advocacy for the indigenous populations, with a focus on women’s rights, span numerous countries. Her most recent book is From Cape Town to Kabul: Rethinking Strategies for Pursuing Women’s Human Rights.
An annual award in her name—The Penelope E. Andrews Human Rights Award—is given by the South African law school at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.