Stories from Trailblazing Women Lawyers

Author: Jill Norgren
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 1479865966
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The captivating story of how a diverse group of women, including Janet Reno and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, broke the glass ceiling and changed the modern legal profession In Stories from Trailblazing Women Lawyers, award-winning legal historian Jill Norgren curates the oral histories of one hundred extraordinary American women lawyers who changed the profession of law. Many of these stories are being told for the first time. As adults these women were on the front lines fighting for access to law schools and good legal careers. They challenged established rules and broke the law’s glass ceiling.Norgren uses these interviews to describe the profound changes that began in the late 1960s, interweaving social and legal history with the women’s individual experiences. In 1950, when many of the subjects of this book were children, the terms of engagement were clear: only a few women would be admitted each year to American law schools and after graduation their professional opportunities would never equal those open to similarly qualified men. Harvard Law School did not even begin to admit women until 1950. At many law schools, well into the 1970s, men told female students that they were taking a place that might be better used by a male student who would have a career, not babies. In 2005 the American Bar Association’s Commission on Women in the Profession initiated a national oral history project named the Women Trailblazers in the Law initiative: One hundred outstanding senior women lawyers were asked to give their personal and professional histories in interviews conducted by younger colleagues. The interviews, made available to the author, permit these women to be written into history in their words, words that evoke pain as well as celebration, humor, and somber reflection. These are women attorneys who, in courtrooms, classrooms, government agencies, and NGOs have rattled the world with insistent and successful demands to reshape their profession and their society. They are women who brought nothing short of a revolution to the profession of law.

Das tr gerische Ged chtnis

Author: Julia Shaw
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
ISBN: 3446448926
Format: PDF
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Wir sind die Summe unserer Erinnerungen. Stimmen diese aber auch? Haben prägende Ereignisse unserer Kindheit überhaupt so stattgefunden? Identität ist ein kunstvoll gewebter Teppich aus Erinnerungsfragmenten. Die Rechtspsychologin Julia Shaw erklärt, warum dem Gehirn dabei ständig Fehler unterlaufen. Und das Tappen in die Erinnerungsfalle hat Konsequenzen: Wir können uns auf unser Gedächtnis nicht verlassen. Auf der Grundlage neuester Erkenntnisse von Neurowissenschaft und Psychologie sowie ihrer eigenen bahnbrechenden Forschung zeigt Shaw, welchen Erinnerungen wir trauen können und welchen nicht. Ein verblüffender Einblick in die wahnwitzigen Mechanismen des menschlichen Gehirns.

Fish Raincoats

Author: Barbara Babcock
Publisher: Quid Pro Books
ISBN: 1610273613
Format: PDF
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The life and times of a trailblazing feminist in American law. The first female Stanford law professor was also first director of the District of Columbia Public Defender Service, one of the first women to be an Assistant Attorney General of the United States, and the biographer of California’s first woman lawyer, Clara Foltz. Survivor, pioneer, leader, and fervent defender of the powerless and colorful mobsters alike, Barbara Babcock led by example and by the written word—and recounts her part of history in this candid and personal memoir. “For woman lawyers, Barbara Babcock has led the way. How? By being smarter and tougher than the men; also, more empathetic and self-aware. Funny, shrewd, and telling, her memoir Fish Raincoats is a joy to read.” — Evan Thomas, author of Being Nixon: A Man Divided “An immensely engaging, articulate and detail-rich memoir from a pioneer who helped forge the path for women in the legal profession. Barbara Babcock taught, mentored and inspired generations of law students to look beyond the billable hour; she has chronicled her times—the modern Women’s Movement, the challenges and characters she met along the way—with insight, humility and grace.” — Thelton E. Henderson, Senior U.S. District Judge, San Francisco “Life will afford you no better sherpa on the extraordinary journey women have taken in the legal profession than Barbara Babcock. From her description of her career in DC courtrooms, to her role in the battle to defeat the Bork nomination, and her pathbreaking biography of another woman ‘first,’ she is the same warm and generous storyteller and narrator who welcomed untold numbers of new students to Stanford Law School and assured us all that we indeed had a place in the life of the law. This should be required reading for anyone who isn’t certain that they have a place at the lawyers table. Babcock’s amazing life has made a space for so many of us. Her story will do the same.” — Dahlia Lithwick, Senior Editor, Slate “‘But men are writing the history!’ Barbara Babcock thought to herself in response to a sexist comment about women in the law years ago. Not anymore. Babcock spins her formidable legal career into insightful stories about how she made her way and made her field her own. The best kind of personal history.” — Emily Bazelon, author of Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy Fish Raincoats is a compelling new addition to the Journeys & Memoirs Series from Quid Pro Books; also available in paperback and clothbound editions. Quality digital formatting includes linked notes, active Contents, active URLs in notes, and all the original images (thirteen, most in color) from the print editions.

The Public Law of Gender

Author: Kim Rubenstein
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316546306
Format: PDF, Kindle
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With the worldwide sweep of gender-neutral, gender-equal or gender-sensitive public laws in international treaties, national constitutions and statutes, it is timely to document the raft of legal reform and to critically analyse its effectiveness. In demarcating the academic study of the public law of gender, this book brings together leading lawyers, political scientists, historians and philosophers to examine law's structuring of politics, governing and gender in a new global frame. Of interest to constitutional and statutory designers, advocates, adjudicators and scholars, the contributions explore how concepts such as equality, accountability, representation, participation and rights, depend on, challenge or enlist gendered roles and/or categories. These enquiries suggest that the new public law of gender must confront the lapses in enforcement, sincerity and coverage that are common in both national and international law and governance, and critically and pluralistically recast the public/private distinction in family, community, religion, customary and market domains.

Die Frauen von Greenwich

Author: Lauren Weisberger
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641194121
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Für Emily Charlton sind Vorstadtidyllen das pure Grauen. Ihr Herz gehört New York, wo die Stylistin und Imageberaterin ihr Handwerk als Assistentin der Modepäbstin Miranda Priestley gelernt hat. Emilys Klienten sind die Stars des Film- und Musikgeschäfts, bis snapchattende Millennials ihr die Aufträge wegschnappen. Nun sucht sie Trost bei ihrer Freundin Miriam in Greenwich, wo die Rasenflächen so perfekt manikürt sind wie die Fingernägel der gelangweilten Hausfrauen. Doch diese Welt der Schönheits-OPs, Fitnessclubs und zahllosen Cocktails ist härter als jedes Großstadtpflaster. Und mittendrin Emily, die nun auch noch den Ruf eines Supermodels wiederherstellen soll, das hier untergetaucht ist ...

Rebels at the Bar

Author: Jill Norgren
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814758983
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Long before Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsberg earned their positions on the Supreme Court, they were preceded in their goal of legal excellence by several intrepid trailblazers. In Rebels at the Bar, prize-winning legal historian Jill Norgren recounts the life stories of a small group of nineteenth century women who were among the first female attorneys in the United States. Beginning in the late 1860s, these determined rebels pursued the radical ambition of entering the then all-male profession of law. They were motivated by a love of learning. They believed in fair play and equal opportunity. They desired recognition as professionals and the ability to earn a good living. Through a biographical approach, Norgren presents the common struggles of eight women first to train and to qualify as attorneys, then to practice their hard-won professional privilege. Their story is one of nerve, frustration, and courage. This first generation practiced civil and criminal law, solo and in partnership. The women wrote extensively and lobbied on the major issues of the day, but the professional opportunities open to them had limits. They never had the opportunity to wear the black robes of a judge. They were refused entry into the lucrative practices of corporate and railroad law. Although male lawyers filled legislatures and the Foreign Service, presidents refused to appoint these early women lawyers to diplomatic offices and the public refused to elect them to legislatures. Rebels at the Bar expands our understanding of both women’s rights and the history of the legal profession in the nineteenth century. It focuses on the female renegades who trained in law and then, like men, fought considerable odds to create successful professional lives. In this engaging and beautifully written book, Norgren shares her subjects’ faith in the art of the possible. In so doing, she ensures their place in history.

Two Firsts

Author: Constance Backhouse
Publisher: Second Story Press
ISBN: 1772600946
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Bertha Wilson and Claire L’Heureux-Dubé were the first women judges on the Supreme Court of Canada. Their 1980s judicial appointments delighted feminists and shocked the legal establishment. Polar opposites in background and temperament, the two faced many identical challenges. Constance Backhouse’s compelling narrative explores the sexist roadblocks both women faced in education, law practice, and in the courts. She profiles their different ways of coping, their landmark decisions for women’s rights, and their less stellar records on race. To explore the lives and careers of these two path-breaking women is to venture into a world of legal sexism from a past era. The question becomes, how much of that sexism has been relegated to the bins of history, and how much continues?

Ich bin das M dchen aus Aleppo

Author: Bana Alabed
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 3732555879
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Bana Alabed war sieben Jahre alt, als sie sich an die Welt wandte, um die Gewalt, die Angst, den Horror auszudrücken, die sie und ihre Familie im Bürgerkrieg in Syrien erlebten - per Twitter. Ihre Botschaften bewegten die Welt, sie gaben dem Elend und Millionen unschuldigen Kindern eine Stimme. Ich bin das Mädchen aus Aleppo erinnert uns an die fast grenzenlose Kraft, die dem Menschen innewohnt, an den unermesslichen Mut eines Kindes, und an die Macht der Hoffnung. Es ist ein Buch, das uns alle verändern kann.

Der dunkle Fluss

Author: John Hart
Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641028000
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Ausgezeichnet mit dem Edgar Allan Poe Award Es ist fünf Jahre her, dass Adam Chase in New York ein neues Leben anfing. Er hatte damals South Carolina verlassen, nachdem er von einer Mordanklage freigesprochen worden war. Nun bittet sein alter Freund Danny ihn um Hilfe, und Adam fährt zurück. Doch der Freund ist verschwunden und in der Heimatstadt schlagen ihm Argwohn und Hass entgegen. Als Danny tot aufgefunden wird, fällt der Verdacht gleich wieder auf Adam. Aber es ist nicht nur dieser neue Mord, der Adam aufwühlt. Er muss sich der Vergangenheit stellen und es gibt dunkle Familiengeheimnisse. John Hart erkundet mit großer Intensität, wie weit Menschen gehen können, wenn es um Geld geht und um Rache.

Die letzte Reckenburgerin

Author: Louise von Francois
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3943185311
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Dieses Werk ist Teil der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS. Der Verlag tredition aus Hamburg ver ffentlicht in der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS Werke aus mehr als zwei Jahrtausenden. Diese waren zu einem Gro teil vergriffen oder nur noch antiquarisch erh ltlich. Mit der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS verfolgt tredition das Ziel, tausende Klassiker der Weltliteratur verschiedener Sprachen wieder als gedruckte B cher zu verlegen - und das weltweit! Die Buchreihe dient zur Bewahrung der Literatur und F rderung der Kultur. Sie tr gt so dazu bei, dass viele tausend Werke nicht in Vergessenheit geraten.