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Sandra Day O’Connor Broke the Legal Profession’s Glass Ceiling

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Sandra Day O’Connor was an American attorney, politician, and jurist. She is most widely regarded for her role as the first woman to serve as a Supreme Court Justice. Over her career she upheld legal abortion, actively promoted new female lawyers, and paved a way for women to take influential positions within the legal industry.

This article from Bloomberg Law features the perspective of WGSS affiliated faculty Wendy Parmet (Law). According to Parmet, Sandra Day O’Connor’s legacy is not as straightforward as simply being a feminist. “Feminist lawyering is not a category where you get a membership card,” Parmet said. “She was an important figure for women in the law and we see that in her body of work.” Read the rest of the article to learn more about Sandra Day O’Connor’s impact on American law today!

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