Isn’t law school great? You get to read tons of stuff about stuff you didn’t know about until you started reading. Problem is, law students often get so bogged down with reading stuff for classes that they fail to notice little else – unless, of course, someone happens to “nudge” them to read something else.
Today’s nudge relates to the Women Trailblazers in the Law website. Seems Stanford Law School’s Robert Crown Law Library has launched a new site for the American Bar Association’s (ABA) oral history project entitled “Women Trailblazers in the Law” (WTP). The website offers open access to the oral histories of close to 100 senior women who have made important contributions to the law and have opened opportunities for other women in the profession. As the the website states:
[the WTP project] captures the oral histories of women pioneers in the legal profession nationwide, memorializing their stories in their own voices and preserving their experiences and observations for future generations.
- Tamar Frankel
- Bernice B. Donald
- Brooksley E. Born
- Shirley Abrahamson
- Janie Ledlow Shores
- Constance I. Slaughter-Harvey
Curious to discover more? I know I was and have enjoyed reading and hearing the stories of these strong women. So, why not take a few minutes out of your day and get acquainted with some serious history?
You’ll be glad you did.