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Friday, April 3, 2015

Professor Rachel Anderson, Alumna Sandra Douglass Morgan Honored at Urban Chamber of Commerce Luncheon

From left: Rachel Anderson and Sandra Douglass Morgan
On March 27, Professor Rachel Anderson and alumna Sandra Douglass Morgan '03 were honored at the Urban Chamber of Commerce Annual Women in Business & Politics Awards Luncheon (click for photos) held at the Gold Coast Hotel & Casino.

Professor Anderson was honored with a Women in Business award. She also received a Certificate of Commendation from U.S. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), a Senatorial Recognition from U.S. Senator Dean Heller (R-Nev.), a Certificate of Special Congressional Commendation from U.S. Congresswoman Dina Titus (D-Nev.), a Certificate of Special Recognition from U.S. Representative Joe Heck (R-Nev), a Certificate of Congressional Recognition from U.S. Congressman Crescent Hardy (R-Nev), and a certificate of recognition from Lieutenant Governor Mark A. Hutchinson (R-Nev.). Professor Anderson's research and teaching interests focus on business law, civil and human rights, empirical legal studies, and international law. At UNLV, she serves as faculty advisor for the Black Law Students Association, the Gaming Law Journal, and the NAACP's student chapter. She is the President of the Las Vegas Chapter of the National Bar Association, a Director of the American Society of Comparative Law, a Vice President of the American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada, a Vice Chair of the Law Professors Division of the National Bar Association, a member of the National Bar Association's Judicial Selection Committee, and a Director of the U.C. Berkeley Alumni Chapter in Las Vegas.

At the luncheon, Douglass Morgan was recognized with a Women in Politics award. Douglass Morgan was named City Attorney for the City of North Las Vegas in December 2013. She has practiced law since 2003. Prior to joining North Las Vegas, Douglass Morgan worked as in-house counsel for a gaming corporation and in private practice in Southern Nevada. She was honored as one of the National Bar Association’s Nation’s Best Advocates under 40 in July 2012 and Attorney of the Year by the Las Vegas Chapter of the National Bar Association in October 2012. She was voted among the state's top 10 government attorneys by Nevada Business Magazine in its Legal Elite 2014 issue.