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Fall for You dMe lawyers And when they entered the profession the Trailblazers succeeded with brilliance Neither law firm s nor most government institutions hired female attorneys The thinking at law schools therefore was simple why train women as lawyers if nobody will hire them Why use a precious place for a woman that could be given to a man Harvard Law Schoolid not even open its law school to women until 1950 By 1961 the number of women admitted at Harvard had its way up to twenty in a class that also 540 men REVIEWNorgren had a aunting job in front of her when she Was Handed The Oral Interviews handed the oral interviews these 100 women with each interviewee transcript numbering hundreds of pages long She has one a superb job at capsulizing an immense amount of information and organizing it in a coherent manner She begins her recounting of these stories by starting with the childhood influences that supported or Facial Action Coding SystemInvestigator's Guide Part 16701 discouraged the aspirations of these women and the motivations thatrew them to the law profession Stories about the Alchemy for Women difficulties in gaining admission to and treatment at law schools were followed by the women s experiences as they began or attempted to begin their job search Norgren then explores the work experiences of these trailblazing women and she highlights specific stories of women in private practice public interest government and the judiciary The stories were amazing and moving The resilience and fortitude exhibited by these women is inspiring Norgren is a consummate storyteller and the book was immensely satisfying She skillfully showcased a multitude of astounding women and the battles that had to be fought in an effort to secure theirreams This book should be essential reading for all women attorneys and women considering the field of law so they understand the challenges that have preceded them Jill Norgren is a Professor Emerita of government and legal "studies at John Jay College and the Graduate Center at the City University of New York "at John Jay College and the Graduate Center at the City University of New York she taught government law and society and women s studies for thirty years This is the third book she has written about women lawyers in the US Thanks to NetGalley and New York University Press for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review Publication Date May 22 2018 I sent you a letter asking you to join the chief executives organization but we Alchemy Martial Supreme didn t realize you were a woman And weon t have any women and we have to withdraw that offer But we understand that your assistant is a man and he can joi. Ional oral history project named the Women Trailblazers in the Law initiative One hundred outstanding senior women lawyers were asked to give their personal and professional histories in interviews conducted by younger colleagues The interviews made available to the author permit these women to be written into history in their words words that evoke pain as well as celebration humor and somber reflection These are women attorneys who in courtrooms classrooms government agencies and NGOs have rattled the world with insistent and successful emands to reshape their profession and their society They are women who brought nothing short of a revolution to the profession of law. ,


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read just to witness I recently watched the movie RBG and became fascinated with Ruth Bader Ginsberg and women that faced those seemingly insurmountable obstacles yet managed to clear the way for us For this reason Stories from Trailblazing Women Lawyers appealed to me It id not Agriculture in Qajar Iran disappoint It is a type of case study of than 100 women born between 1916 1951 that became lawyers The book catalogues Childhood experiences through college including the attitudes of their parents siblings and friends religious and cultural experiences What motivated them to move forward to a profession in law when odds were not in their favor The challenges attitudes andiscrimination they experienced once they actually made it to law school Career paths they took and the challenges they faced not only in African American Literature in Transition, 1830-1850 discrimination at the workplace but also as working mothers Outcomes of their toilWhat I absolutely loved about this book is that it is incredibly entertaining while itelved into the psychology of these women and accurately portrays the societal values of the post WWII environment in which they lived As you read you are pulled into these women s lives you feel some of the struggles they faced and see how they impacted the world in which we live in a way that no other group of people could The end result is inspiring and empoweringThis book is ideal for anyone considering a career in law enjoys true girl power books or loves history politics or psychology I would highly recommend itThanks so much to Netgalley the publishers and the author for providing me with a copy for an honest review I was immediately intrigued by the premise of this collection The author is a legal historian who has curated an oral history collection from over one hundred outstanding American women lawyersIt follows a 2005 national history project commissioned by the American Bar Association s Commission on Women in the Profession where these senior women were interviewed by junior colleagues on their personal and professional histories I found this concept fascinating particularly as it covered women lawyers from various racial cultural educational and social backgrounds who went on to have an eually iverse range of careers all sharing the common thread of being trailblazers in their own rightThe content of the book covers what inspired the women to pursue a career "in law their education and experiences at law school inc. The captivating story of how a "law their education and experiences at law school inc. The captivating of how a group of women including Janet Reno and Ruth Bader Ginsburg broke the glass ceiling and changed the modern legal profession In Stories from Trailblazing Women Lawyers award winning legal historian Jill Norgren curates the oral histories of one hundred extraordinary American women lawyers who changed the profession of law Many of these stories are being told for the first time As adults these women were on the front lines fighting for access to law schools and good legal careers They challenged established rules and broke the law's glass ceilingNorgren uses these interviews to escribe the profound changes that began in the late 1960s. Luding a particularly cringe worthy inner with the Dean of an Ivy League law school that many of the women noted their early career and issues gaining employment and progressing through their career "Outside of the well known trailblazing women currently on the Supreme Court of the United States "of the well known trailblazing women currently on the supreme court of women currently on the Supreme Court of United States are many women in this collection who are perhaps not as widely known and I think this collection oes a great job of showcasing these storiesOverall this is a comprehensive history and a uniue account of women in the American legal profession and I think is one that younger law graduates and students would be inspired by reading I m keen to read other studies or histories in other jurisdictions If you have any recommendations please comment below Thanks to NetGalley and NYU Press for am ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review Enlightening and fascinating this book should be considered essential reading for women attorneys and any women considering the field of law SUMMARYThe Stories from Trailblazing Women Lawyers tells the thought provoking stories of several generations of women lawyers who with their insistence on eual treatment helped to create a new ynamic in the field of law After World War II changes in US public policy along with the second women s movement altered longstanding resistance to female participation in the law profession This book captures the experiences of 100 women lawyers who challenged the rules and fought for access to law schools and meaningful legal careers It raws on a uniue set of oral histories gathered by the American Bar Association s Women Trailblazer Project One hundred outstanding senior women lawyers were asked to recount their personal and professional histories in interviews The women chosen were selected on the basis of their accomplishments in the post World War II period The woman who were interviewed have had careers at private law firm s government agencies state and federal courts including the Supreme Court of the United States Congress law schools and public interest legal organizations The oldest interviewee was born in 1916 the youngest in 1951 with the majority born in the 1930s and 1940s The Stories from Trailblazing Women aptly Managing Activism A Guide to Dealing with Activists and Pressure Groups describes the societal values in theecade after WWII and the astounding lengths men would go to Keep Women Out Of The women out of the profession The stories are sometimes painful sometimes funny but very inspirational They highlight what women Faith Into Action: Thoughts on Selected Topics did and what they had too in order to beco. Interweaving social and legal history with the women's individual experiencesIn 1950 when many of the subjects of this book were children the terms of engagement were clear only a few women would be admitted each year to American law schools and after graduation their professional opportunities would never eual those open to similarly ualified men Harvard Law School Alien Generals Chosen Brion Brides did not even begin to admit women until 1950 At many law schools well into the 1970s men told female students that they were taking a place that might be better used by a male student who would have a career not babiesIn 2005 the American Bar Association's Commission on Women in the Profession initiated a nat.

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