Professor Elected to American Bar Association Board of Governors
February 15, 2009 —
Amelia Boss, Trustee Professor of Law at Drexel’s Earle Mack School of Law, has been elected to the Board of Governors of the American Bar Association.
Boss will serve a three-year term on the ABA’s governing body, representing the Third District, which comprises, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.
She is one of just two law professors on the ABA’s 40-member governing body, which is primarily made up of practicing attorneys and judges.
Boss came to Drexel in August from the Temple University Beasley School of Law. She earned her J.D. summa cum laude from Rutgers-Camden School of Law and her B.A., cum laude with honors, from Bryn Mawr College.
“It’s indicative of her tremendous service to the organized bar in so many different roles,” Earle Mack School of Law Dean Roger J. Dennis said, referring to Boss’ service on the Council of the American Law Institute. Named by the National Law Journal as one of the 50 most influential women attorneys in the U.S. in 1998, Boss was in January elected chair of the Commercial and Related Consumer Law Section of the Association of American Law Schools.
Boss said she is honored to represent her colleagues.
“The ABA has done wonderful work in a whole variety of areas to support the profession and to support the rule of law for society at large,” she said.
The ABA is the largest voluntary professional membership organization in the world and serves as the national voice of the legal profession, working to improve the administration of justice, to promote programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, to accredit law schools, provide continuing legal education and build public understanding of the value of the rule of law. The Board of Governors oversees the association’s general operation and develops specific plans of action.
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