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.1990I20-denise-s.-carty-bennia-a-thanksgiving-of-life
At Northeastern’s memorial for Denise, B.Michael was one of two Alumni Tributes; he read a poem he wrote called “Shades of U.”
The Northeastern University School of Law created the Denise Carty-Bennia Memorial Bar Award in her honor.
A year after her death, the City University of New York School of Law at Queens College dedicated the Denise Carty-Bennia Auditorium:1991K09-denise-carty-bennia-CUNY
Just a few examples of Carty-Bennia’s legal scholarship and leadership that B.Michael kept in his files.1982a-standardized-testing-public-policy-panel-denise-carty-bennia
A discussion on “Affirmative Action: Where Are We Headed” held by Carty-Bennia at Barnard College, her undergraduate alma mater, was recorded in 1990.