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Quigley honored at inaugural award ceremony

September 24, 2010

William P. Quigley, J.D. ’77, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law professor, was honored with a Civil Rights Leader award by the Louisiana Justice Institute in a ceremony at Xavier University of Louisiana in August.

Quigley was recognized at the inaugural Justice Revius Ortique Civil Rights Awards Banquet, which honored national, state and local champions of civil rights and social justice. The keynote address was delivered by retired Lt. General Russel Honoré, 2009 Loyola honorary degree recipient.

“Loyola has always played an important role in promoting civil and human rights in our community. To me, this award honors the thousands of hours of justice work put in by our whole Loyola community,” Quigley said.

Quigley's life was recently chronicled in the article “Closing the gap between law and justice,” published Aug. 5 in the National Catholic Reporter.

Quigley is also the director of the Stuart H. Smith Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice, as well as the Gillis Long Poverty Law Center. He is currently on temporary leave from Loyola, as he works at the Center for Constitutional Rights in New York until 2011.

The Louisiana Justice Institute is a nonprofit, civil rights legal advocacy organization devoted to fostering social justice campaigns across Louisiana for communities of color and for impoverished communities.

For more information on Quigley, contact James Shields in the Office of Public Affairs at 504-861-5888 or jshields@loyno.edu. For more information on the awards banquet or LJI, contact Shaena Johnson at 504-872-9134 or shaena@louisianajusticeinstitute.org.

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