For The Record

Photograph by Alexandria Brown

Richmond Law faculty honored student contributions to the community in two new ways at the Class of 2021 commencement ceremony. The first Excellence in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award recognized the “potential to contribute to ending historical and enduring forms of subordination and structural inequality and justice.” Ka’turah Francis and Julia Ziegler (above), co-founders of the First Generation Law Students group, received this award.

The inaugural Racial Justice and Anti-Racism Advocate Award recognizes the potential “to contribute to ending structural racism, racial inequality, and other forms of injustice based on race.” Courtni Weaver, former president of the Black Law Students Association, and Christian Jones, former chair of the Student Bar Association’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee, were the recipients.