Women in the Legal Profession
Four female chief justices of state supreme courts talked about their careers at the forefront of the wave of female law school graduates… read more
Four female chief justices of state supreme courts talked about their careers at the forefront of the wave of female law school graduates as the “concrete ceiling” changed into a “glass ceiling.” Topics included early struggles being hired by law firms, being the only females at a firm, balancing a career with motherhood, how being female influences a lawyer’s perceptions, and the impact of women on the legal system such as the growth in alternative dispute resolution strategies, family law, and community courts. The judges talked about their experiences as being the first to achieve various milestones and responded to questions from members of the audience.
The program “Women’s Struggles Recounted and Impact Assessed,” a part of the school’s centennial celebration, was held in the Cherry Room of the library at the New England School of Law.
This is a portion of the program. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
People in this video
- Durham, Christine Meaders Chief Justice Utah Supreme Court
- Dussias, Allison Professor New England School of Law
- Marshall, Margaret H. Chief Justice Massachusetts Supreme Court
- McGregor, Ruth V. Chief Justice Arizona Supreme Court
- Sears, Leah Ward Chief Justice Georgia Supreme Court
Women and the Law, Part 1
As part of the annual Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Distinguished Lecture on Women and the Law, this program is the first…
Women and the Law, Part 2
As part of the annual Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Distinguished Lecture on Women and the Law, chief justices talked…
Women and the Law
Following introductions by Judge Kaye and Justice Ginsburg, Ms. Conlin, a former U.S. attorney, delivered the…
Women's Law and Public Policy
On the organization’s 20th anniversary, Justice Ginsburg addressed the Women’s Law and Public Policy…