Denise Carty-Bennia ~ Rest In Power

Denise Carty-Bennia, B.Michael’s dear friend and mentor from law school, died tragically at the age of 43. Her obituary appeared in the New York Times.

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At Northeastern’s memorial for Denise, B.Michael was one of two Alumni Tributes; he read a poem he wrote called “Shades of U.”

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The Northeastern University School of Law created the Denise Carty-Bennia Memorial Bar Award in her honor.


Just a few examples of Carty-Bennia’s legal scholarship and leadership that B.Michael kept in his files.

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A discussion on “Affirmative Action: Where Are We Headed” held by Carty-Bennia at Barnard College, her undergraduate alma mater, was recorded in 1990.

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