February 2, 2024
two women and men smiling and holding silver statue award
left to right: Former Rutgers Law Co-Dean and POA Co-Host Rose Cuison-Villazor, POA Producer Nate Nakao, and POA Executive Producer Shanida Carter

Rutgers Law School’s “The Power of Attorney” podcast is the silver winner in the Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Podcast & Media category in the third annual Anthem Awards. This year’s winners were selected from a pool of over 2,000 submissions from 44 countries by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences.

“The Anthem Awards were born out of the desire to amplify and celebrate the voices that are creating sustainable change and to inspire others to take action,” said Patricia McLoughlin, Anthem Awards General Manager. “In a year where so much is at stake, it is incredibly important to recognize impact work and celebrate the progress happening globally.”

The Power of Attorney (POA) podcast is an inside look at the power of a legal education for everyone and what it means to be a lawyer. Guests in the series include a wide array of people who are underrepresented in the legal profession but also demonstrate the power of determination and perseverance that translate to any life situation. The goal is to show that any and everyone has access to a legal education, and has the right to pursue their dreams regardless of background. 

Rutgers Law Dean and current podcast host Johanna Bond, said, “I am very proud of the Power of Attorney podcast, which has flourished under the direction of our Director of Marketing and Communications, Shanida Carter. The podcast allows us to the highlight the exciting legal work that is transforming the country and the world and to highlight the important role that our alumni play in that work. The podcast often delves into the lives of our guests and allows them to tell their story and to explain what motivated them to pursue law school. These are extraordinary stories.”   

The winning season entry was produced by former Rutgers Law co-Deans Rose Cuison-Villazor and Kim Mutcherson, Executive Producer Shanida Carter, and Producer Nate Nakao. As Cuison-Villazor noted the night of the award, “I am grateful for the time I served as co-host of the POA with my former co-Dean, Kim Mutcherson. We interviewed incredible alumni, lawyers, and leaders who had inspirational stories to share about how law helped them to make a difference in society and people’s lives.”

Nakao said, “I'm so proud of the work we have done and continue to do on ‘The Power of Attorney,’ and it's such an honor to be recognized for the amazing stories we've been able to share on the podcast.”

Launched in 2021 by The Webby Awards, The Anthem Awards honors the purpose and mission-driven work of people, companies and organizations worldwide. By amplifying the voices that spark global change, The Anthem Awards definines a new benchmark for impactful work that inspires others to take action in their own communities. The Anthem Awards honors work across seven core causes: Diversity; Equity & Inclusion; Education; Art & Culture; Health; Human & Civil Rights; Humanitarian Action & Services; Responsible Technology; and Sustainability, Environment & Climate.

Rutgers Law Media Contact:
Shanida Carter

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