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Noel Lecture and Awards

Hope and Healing Panel of Equals

Rachel B. Noel Distinguished Visiting Professorship

40 Years of honoring the legacy of Rachel B. Noel

The Rachel B. Noel Distinguished Visiting Professorship was initiated in 1981 to foster multiculturalism, diversity and academic excellence at Metropolitan State University of Denver. The professorship brings renowned scholars and artists of distinction to MSU Denver to conduct classes, seminars, performances and lectures for students, faculty and the larger Denver community.

2021 Professor Phoebe A. HaddonPhoebe Haddon

Phoebe A. Haddon became chancellor of Rutgers University–Camden on July 1, 2014. On July 1, 2020, Haddon returned to the law faculty at Rutgers University–Camden after a successful six-year tenure as chancellor of the campus.

Haddon is the recipient of the 2019 Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association of American Law Schools and the 2019 Smith College Medal. In 2015, she received the Trailblazer’s Award from the New Jersey Women Lawyer’s Association, and was similarly honored by the National Association of Women Business Owners in South Jersey in 2016.

Haddon was honored by The National Jurist as one of the “25 Most Influential People in Legal Education.” In 2011, she received the Great Teacher Award from the Society of American Law Teachers. Haddon earned an LL.M. from Yale Law School in 1985 and a Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Duquesne University School of Law in 1977. She received a bachelor’s degree from Smith College in 1972 and served as vice chair of the Smith College Board of Trustees until 2009. Read More


   Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Rachel B. Noel Professorship Lecture and Awards Event 

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Guest Emcee Tamara Banks

Featured Speaker Phoebe A. Haddon

   Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Hope and Healing Panel of Equals

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Featuring Noel Professor Past and Present

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We are looking for nominations for the Hope for the Future Award. We are also accepting application for the Rachel B. Noel Scholarship.