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Women’s History Month 

March 6, 2023

Explore recently published works on law and gender, the women’s rights movement, and the stories of those who made history. 


Current Exhibit: Papers from Judge Shapiro and Judge Sloviter 

March 9, 2022

The current exhibit in the Biddle Law Library’s Rare Book Room features material from the personal papers of two federal judges and highlights the history of women in the legal profession.


BookList: Women in the Legal Profession 

March 8, 2022

In celebration of Women’s History Month, we have chosen to highlight books from our collection featuring women in the legal profession.


Ready for Research: Judge Dolores Sloviter Papers 

March 1, 2022

The Judge Dolores Sloviter Papers have been processed and are available for research in the Biddle Archives.


New Digital Exhibit on Penn Law Women and the Federal Courts 

March 29, 2021

To celebrate Women’s History Month, the library launched a new exhibit, Benchmark: Penn Law Women and the Federal Courts.


Feminism Across the Globe: A Cross-Continental Conversation 

March 6, 2019

Historically, there has been widespread dissent over the precise definition of “feminism”. However, what is most powerful about the concept’s lack of a precise definition is that it is broad enough to encompass the hopes and ambitions of a plethora of different women around the world. International Women’s Day capitalizes on the different needs of women across the globe, presenting the opportunity for these vast and deviating needs to converge around a central theme, to demonstrate that despite our differences, despite our diverging needs, women are still—always—stronger when they are united. This is particularly important in an age where borders are becoming vapider, and people are migrating to different countries to pursue their ambitions. It is critical, therefore, on this momentous day, to understand what women in different places think and feel about feminism, about their country’s progress, and about their hopes for the future. This past Fall, I had the distinct privilege to study law at the London School of Economics. I sat down recently with two female student-leaders from LSE to talk about feminism, how the movement has changed to adapt to the 21st century, and to hear their thoughts on entering the legal profession as young women. What is most interesting about this conversation is that, though all three of us come from different countries and backgrounds– Carlotta is from Italy, Rachael from New Zealand, and I am from New York– we all see ourselves as actors that are part of the larger societal fabric, intricately benefitting from, and contributing to the feminist movement. All three of us were touched by Hillary Clinton’s avowal that women’s rights are indeed human rights: with these words echoing across oceans and deserts and reverberating across the metaphoric wild west of the internet, this conversation is proof that 108 years later, women are still united and driven to achieve not only equality but parity in every community and professional field.

Womens Rights 

Celebrating Women’s History Month 

March 1, 2019

To mark Women’s History Month, we present four extraordinary stories that change the public conversation. On a personal level,  I celebrate the women who have made history and shaped my thinking: Radhika Coomaraswamy, Asma Jahangir, Hina Jilani, Mary Robinson, Martha Minow, Nancy Gertner, Hillary Clinton, Melanne Verveer, Deborah Rhode, Paula Johnson, and Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka.

Womens Rights 

Women’s History Month at Biddle 

March 10, 2017

In recognition of Women’s History Month, Biddle Law Library acknowledges the struggles of women lawyers and honors their contributions with special displays.