Not so long ago, female lawyers were rare, and a woman's job was to look after her husband and children. Enter Myra Bradwell; In 1869 she graduated from the law faculty. She then passed the BAR exam, but her license was denied due to her gender. Bradwell did not give up, however, practiced without a license and founded the Chicago Legal News. Finally she was approved and her license was granted by the Supreme Court in 1890 "Nunc pro tunc".
Lawyers are no longer uncommon – and we are grateful for that! In fact, women-in-law are successful because they are persistent and committed to victory.
Since we're still excited about International Women's Day, we thought we'd highlight some of the amazing, talented, and ambitious women in the legal field. Fortunately, we had thousands of female lawyers to choose from, so this list is just a few of our many favorites in no particular order.
Hillary Clinton is an American politician who was nominated for the 2016 Democratic Party candidate for the President of the United States. She was Secretary of State (2009-2013), New York Senator (2001-2009), United States First Lady (1993-2001), Arkansas First Lady (1979-1981 and 1983-1992), a practicing lawyer and law professor as well the Democratic Party candidate for the President of the United States in the 2016 elections. It was a lifelong force to be expected to improve education and affordable health care. It has also paved the way for women to stand up for their rights and break the “glass ceiling” that limits women's performance.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Ruth Ginsburg is an Associate Justice at the United States Supreme Court. Appointed by Bill Clinton in 1993, she is the second of only four women who have ever served on the Supreme Court (preceded by Sandra Day O & # 39; Connor and later Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan). Before becoming a Supreme Court Justice, Ginsburg spent most of her legal career promoting women's rights as constitutional law. She was a volunteer lawyer and was a member of the Board of Directors and General Counsel of the American Civil Liberties Union.
Elizabeth Warren is an American politician, lawyer, and professor. She is currently a senator for Massachusetts (since 2012). She is widely known as an advocate for consumer protection and is usually attributed to the establishment of an institution of the United States Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Warren was in the news because he was silenced when he cited Coretta Scott King's letter during a debate over Jeff Sessions nomination to a federal court.
Gloria Allred is an American lawyer and civil rights lawyer. She has represented a wide range of clients on civil rights issues, from sexual harassment to workplace discrimination. although she is best known for her work on women's rights. Time Magazine described her as "one of the nation's most effective advocates for family rights and feminist concerns."
Marcia Clark is an American lawyer and television correspondent. She is best served as the main prosecutor during the O.J. Simpson murder trial. After the Simpson trial, she resigned as a prosecutor, wrote a book on the case, and also wrote some crime novels. She is occasionally a guest correspondent on television for famous trials that cover cases such as Casey Anthony's murder trial for Headline News and George Zimmerman's trial for CNN.