January 23, 2016

Feature: Women Trailblazers Project

Women Trailblazers
For nearly 15 years, the Women Trailblazers in the Law project has been archiving the stories of the women who entered the legal profession in the 1960s and earlier. Here are some of their stories.
Dorothy Nelson headshot Hon.
Dorothy Nelson
Karen Hastie Williams headshot Karen Hastie Williams
Judge Dorothy Nelson on being the first female dean of a fully accredited law school, the "University of Southern California" and a judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals. Karen Hastie Williams on serving as administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy in the White House Budget Office during the Carter administration and on becoming the first African American to join Crowell & Moring LLP, where she made partner in two years.
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Shirley Siegel headshot Shirley Siegel Antonia Hernandez headshot Antonia Hernandez
Shirley Siegel shares her experience of being the only woman to graduate from Yale Law School in 1941, the prejudices she faced, as well as her professional successes. Antonia Hernandez, president and chief executive officer of the California Community Foundation, on serving as counsel to the United States Senate Judiciary Committee in the 1970s, and on becoming president and general counsel of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund.
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