We close Celebrate Diversity Month in Common Threads of Justice with our first partnership with the U.S. Supreme Court Historical Society, the program Ladies of Legend: The First Generation of American Women Attorneys.
Though this program was held over a decade ago, it is still relevant today, as these pioneering women inspire new generations of lawyers with every passing year. The program highlights the careers of Hon. Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Hon. Judith S. Kaye, and many first generation women attorneys: Belva A. Lockwood, Lavinia Goodell, Catharine Waugh McCulloch, and others. Prof. Jill Norgren discusses the first generation’s practices, their political activities, and their early lives. We end this month-long celebration with these fascinating sketches of women to whom the nation’s practice of law owes so much.
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