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Legal Oral History Project

Dolores Sloviter



Judge Dolores K. Sloviter, of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, discusses her life experiences and memories in this 82 minute interview including her childhood in Philadelphia, undergraduate years at Temple University, experiences as a law student at the University of Pennsylvania, first job at a Philadelphia firm, and roles as an appellate judge in the Third Circuit and professor at Temple University. The interview is filled with anecdotes and stories about her life and she talks about several of her most memorable cases. Judge Sloviter’s excitement and love for the law is apparent as she comments about a woman’s experiences in law school, in the work place, and on the bench.