University of Arizona Law proudly congratulates third-year law student DeLorean Forbes on being awarded with the University of Arizona’s Centennial Achievement Award for his contributions to the university's community. He is one of six students at the doctoral and master’s levels to receive this recognition.
“I am deeply honored to be one of the recipients of this award and proud to have had the opportunity to serve my Arizona Law community during my time here at the law college,” said Forbes. “The coronavirus pandemic has presented a unique challenge for me and my fellow law students this year, and I have relished the opportunity to help the college adapt and overcome it.”
Forbes serves as president of the Black Law Students Association (BLSA), the editor-in-chief of the Arizona Journal of International & Comparative Law and a Distinguished Scholar in Arizona Law’s Distinguished Scholars Program. He served as a student representative on Arizona Law’s New Safe Return Committee and, subsequently, the College of Law’s COVID Task Force, where he assisted in developing and implementing a plan to allow the college to safely continue operations during the 2020-21 academic year during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Forbes spearheaded efforts to host BLSA’s monthly social justice speaker series, Coffee Conversations with BLSA, in which the student organization hosts speakers from around the country to discuss social, economic and legal issues that are of import to the Black community.
“I am also proud of the work that the Black Law Students Association does here at the college and thankful for all of the mentors and allies that we have had the chance to collaborate with as we try to do our part to meet the moment during this pivotal period in the struggle for racial justice," said Forbes.
In the fall of 1987, the Division of Student Affairs and the Graduate College inaugurated the Centennial Achievement Graduate Student Award to recognize outstanding achievement and contributions by Graduate College students and to provide financial assistance and recognition to encourage these students to complete their Graduate studies.