Paving the Way: The First American Women Law Professors Volume 1

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University of California Press
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6.3 X 9.1 X 1.5 inches | 1.55 pounds

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About the Author

Herma Hill Kay was Barbara Nachtrieb Armstrong Professor of Law and former Dean at UC Berkeley School of Law. Kay was president of the Association of American Law Schools in 1989 and secretary of the American Bar Association Section on Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar from 1999 to 2001. She received the 1992 Margaret Brent Award to Women Lawyers of Distinction, the 2003 Boalt Hall Alumni Association Faculty Lifetime Achievement Award, the 2015 AALS Triennial Award for Lifetime Service to Legal Education and Law, and the 2015 Association of American Law Schools' Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lifetime Achievement Award.

Patricia A. Cain is Professor of Law at Santa Clara University and Aliber Family Chair in Law Emerita at University of Iowa.


"The . . . biographies are filled with detail and wrapped in rich historical context."-- "The Alcalde"

"One might assume a book about the first female law professors could be boring. This book is not. Instead, this book is an intimate portrayal of the struggles these first 14 professors faced, their grit and determination, and how they paved the way forward for women in the legal profession. Readers here will savor the successes of these female law professors and appreciate the challenges as Kay portrays them. Kay's writing is electric: lively and engaging. She presents, in vivid detail, the lives of the first 14. . . . The book is invaluable for anyone interested in the history of women in the legal profession."

-- "Los Angeles Review of Books"

"The product of more than twenty years of labor, including scores of interviews and meticulous archival research, Paving the Way charts a history both intimate and expansive in scope."

-- "California History"