Justitia Awards Shortlists 2021

Justitia Awards Shortlists 2021

Meet the outstanding women in law who have been shortlisted for the Justitia Awards 2021. The winners will be announced during the Justitia Awards Gala on September 10, 2021, at 5:30 pm (CEST) as part of the program of the 2nd international Women in Law Conference, held online, September 9 – 11, 2021. Don’t miss this fabulous event and get your tickets now.

The Justitia Awards Laureates’ Selection Committee had the honor and difficult task of choosing the winners from over 80 nominations from 17 countries. Due to the outstanding nominations, the Committee decided to present some awards both at the national and international levels. Here are the Justitia Awards shortlists for 2021 (in alphabetical order):

Shortlist Category 1 – Lifetime Awards

Zuzana Čaputová

President of the Slovak Republic

Sonia Sotomayor

Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States

Ann Claire Williams

United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

Shortlist Category 2 – Academia National

Arlinda Berisha

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Head of the Section Insurance Law, Danube University Krems

Susanne Kalss

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Head of the Institute for Corporate Law at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration (WU Vienna)

Shortlist Category 2 – Academia International

Maeve O’Rourke

Programme Director of the BCL Law and Human Rights at NUI Galway

Ana Horvat Vuković

Assistant Professor, Department of Constitutional Law, University of Zagreb; founder of the Law Faculty’s “Women Rights” course

Nida Usman Chaudhary

Diversity and Inclusion Advocate & Founder of Women in Law Initiative Pakistan

Shortlist Category 3 – Pioneers & Game Changers National

Veronika Haberler

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Head of Legal Tech, Wiener Advocatur Bureau; founder and CEO LeReTo

Elisabeth Zoi Lendway

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Contracts Manager in the Aerospace Industry

Shortlist Category 3 – Pioneers & Game Changers International

Marisa Sandra Aizenberg

Health Law Attorney, Public Policies & Public Health Consultant

Laura Codruța Kövesi

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European Chief Prosecutor


Jasmin Malekpour-Augustin
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Sponsoring – silver

Baker McKenzie
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Sponsoring – bronze

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