Journal of Law and Policy hosts colloquium discussing ‘Gender and the Legal Profession: The Rise of Female Lawyers’ featuring Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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Gender and the Legal Profession

The Wake Forest Journal of Law and Policy is hosting a colloquium, “Gender and the Legal Profession: The Rise of Female Lawyers,” beginning at 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 5, in Room 1312 of the Worrell Professional Center.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will feature a WebEx conversation with United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

The practice of law is evolving, and women now make up 48 percent of law school graduates and 45 percent of law firm associates.  Twenty state supreme courts now have women as Chief Justice.  The colloquium will explore the rise of women in the law through discussion of how the opportunities for women have changed, as well as what the future holds for gender dynamics within the legal profession.  

Panelists include:

  • Justice (Ret.) Elizabeth B. Lacy (Supreme Court of Virginia)
  • Justice (Ret.) Rhoda Billings (North Carolina Supreme Court)
  • Justice Patricia Timmons-Goodson (North Carolina Supreme Court)
  • Judge Catherine C. Eagles (United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina)
  • Judge Linda M. McGee (North Carolina Court of Appeals)
  • Bonnie Weyher (Founding Partner, Yates, McLamb & Weyher, L.L.P.)
  • Judge Karen Eady-Williams (26th Judicial District Court of North Carolina)
  • Margaret Burnham (Member, Nexsen Pruet LLC)
  • Carolyn Burnette Ingram (Partner, Ingram & Ingram)
  • Heather Howell Wright (Associate, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP)
  • Janet Ward Black (Principal, Ward Black Law)

Find more information and a detailed schedule here.