The Women Lawyers Association of San Luis Obispo honors San Luis Obispo College of Law (SLOCL) Professor Melodie Rivas for the Outstanding Woman Lawyer Award and SLOCL Alumna Nicole Mullikin for the Rising Star Award.
The OWL Award or Outstanding Woman Lawyer Award is given to honor a local, woman lawyer with seven years or more work experience actively promoting the advancement of women. The Rising Star Award is given to honor a local woman lawyer with fewer than seven years of work experience. In March for Women’s History Month the recipients are honored. Previous recipients have worked tirelessly advocating for the advancement of women nationally, statewide within the legal profession and outside it; implementing programs supporting women in the community; supporting young women wishing to join the legal profession; and serving as mentors for other women. 
Professor Rivas received OWL award   Nicole Mullikin received Rising Star award