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Record: Legal Oral History Project: Regina Austin, Oct. 21, 1999.


Title:

Legal Oral History Project: Regina Austin, Oct. 21, 1999.

Video Call Number: Location:
1429 Biddle Law Library
Year: Running Time: Format:
1999 VHS

Summary:

Washington, D.C. native and first-born Professor Regina Austin attests to having her parents’ and grandparents’ work ethic. In 1966, she left Washington, D.C. to attend college at the University of Rochester where she graduated in 1970 with a major in History and a minor in English. At Rochester, Professor Austin was very active in the Civil Rights Movement and notes her most memorable event was when she and other black students took over the faculty club. Professor went on to attend the University of Pennsylvania Law School where she graduated in the top ten percent of her class and was named a member of the Order of the Coif. She was the only black female in her graduating class of 1973. Professor Austin cites some of her most influential professors as Edward Sparer, Martha Field, and Julius Chambers.

Speakers:

  • Austin, Regina

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