Thursday, April 10, 2014

Finding the Founders: A Symposium on Women Legal Pioneers

Mary L. Clark, Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, at the American University Washington College of Law, has sent us an announcement of the symposium, Finding the Founders:  Ellen Spencer Mussey and Emma Gillett and Other Early Women Legal Pioneers," to be held Monday, April 14, 2-5 pm at the law school, 4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC.   It will examine “the roles and impacts of WCL's very own Ellen Spencer Mussey and Emma Gillett and other early women legal pioneers on legal education and the legal profession.”  Panelists include Barbara Babcock of Stanford Law School, Jill Norgren of the City University of New York; Wendy Williams of the Georgetown University Law Center, with remarks by Mary Jane Mossman of the Osgoode Hall Law School.  The symposium coincides with what Professor Clark calls an “amazing new archival exhibition” on WCL’s founders.