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December 03, 2019 Gavel Talks | Season 1 - Episode 14

Arabella Babb Mansfield: America's First Woman Lawyer

Featuring the Hon. Emily Chafa, Johnston, IA

Speaking as Arabella Babb Mansfield, Judge Emily Chafa  discusses her admission to the bar in 1869, education at Iowa Wesleyan in Mount Pleasant Iowa and law reading work at the H & R Ambler firm. Ms. Mansfield's career set an important precedent that women should be allowed to practice law in America.

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