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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.
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.
Women before the Supreme Court: What it takes

Women before the Supreme Court: What it takes

When Northwestern Pritzker School of Law professor Sarah O’Rourke Schrup appeared before the U.S. Supreme Court last October for oral argument, she cemented her place in court history.

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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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