Women, Leadership, & the Law
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A History of Penn Law Women
- 1883: Carrie Burnham Kilgore is the first woman to graduate from Penn Law and one of the first women in the U.S. to graduate from a three-year law school program.
- 1898: Margaret Center Klingelsmith L’1898 begins 34-year career as head librarian of Biddle Library.
- 1901: John Marshall Law Club for women is started.
- 1927: Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander becomes the first African-American woman graduate.
- 1969: Martha Alschuler Field becomes the first woman to join the Penn Law faculty.
- 1975: Nancy Bregstein Gordon L’76 named the first female editor of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review.
- 1977: Regina Austin L’73 becomes the first black woman to join faculty.
- 2015: Kendra Sandidge L’16 is the first black female to serve as the Editor-in-Chief of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review.
- Patricia Sellers, Special Advisor to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court
- Ambassador Melanne Verveer, Former U.S. Ambassador for Global Women’s Issues
- Sec. Hillary Clinton’s remarks accepting Penn Law’s Kilgore Award
- Case in Point podcast: Challenges to rule of law and gender equality globally
- Zainab Bangura, UN Special Representative to the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict
- Akiko Ito, Chief of the Secretariat for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
- Dr. Haleh Esfandiari, Founding Director of the Middle East Program, Woodrow Wilson Int. Center
- Sexual Violence in Conflict as the Great Moral Issue of Our Time: PTSD and War
- JIL Symposium: Women and National Security: Part 1
- JIL Symposium: Women and National Security: Part 2
- Licit and Illicit Financial Flows from Developing Countries: Are Lawyers Heroes or Villains?
- International Woman’s Day
- Between Worlds: Immigrant Women and Domestic Violence
- 2014 Sparer Symposium: Women in Immigration