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Stories behind the data

Stories behind the data

Chief Judge Diane P. Wood — only the second woman to sit on the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals — was the lone female professor at the University of Chicago Law School when she joined the faculty in 1981.
Investigation, decrees among  state’s legal fees in 2019

Investigation, decrees among  state’s legal fees in 2019

Illinois paid out nearly $26 million in legal fees during the last fiscal year, according to state financial records, a figure that included nearly $600,000 for Schiff Hardin LLP’s investigation of sexual harassment claims at the statehouse.
A century afloat for the Jones Act

A century afloat for the Jones Act

For the last century, a key federal law has kept workers on waterways protected from on-the-job injuries.

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Voting rights are hardly history

This year’s Law Day theme is “Your Vote, Your Voice, Our Democracy: The 19th Amendment at 100.” In the century since the women’s suffrage movement successfully fought for women’s right to vote, other reform movements have followed a similar playbook.
Kristy M. Gonowon

Letter: Supporting Asian-Americans in the legal profession

One hundred years ago, our country fought over whether women had the right to be heard.
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