Karima Bennoune, associate professor of law at the School of Law–Newark, received the Derrick A. Bell Jr. Award from the Section on Minority Groups of the Association of American Law Schools. The award, named in honor of the first tenured African-American on the Harvard Law School faculty, recognizes a junior faculty member who – through activism, mentoring, colleagueship, teaching, and scholarship – has made an extraordinary contribution to legal education, the legal system, or social justice. Bennoune’s teaching, research, and advocacy interests are in the areas of human rights, women’s rights, and international law and terrorism. She received a bachelor’s degree in history and semiotics from Brown University and graduated from a joint program in law and Middle Eastern and North African studies at the University of Michigan, earning a J.D. from the law school and her master’s from the Rackham Graduate School in Women’s Studies.