Rosalie Wahl: Her Extraordinary Contributions to Legal Education

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James F. Hogg

William Mitchell College of Law

Date Written: 1995

Abstract

Justice Rosalie Wahl is well-known as the first woman to be appointed to the Minnesota Supreme Court, but she has made a lesser known, yet critical, contribution to the quality and effectiveness of legal education in this country. As chair of the American Bar Association's Section on Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, Wahl created the MacCrate Commission. The MacCrate Report charts the way for improvement in law school teaching and learning, and the discussion following the report lead to the creation of an ABA Commission to take testimony and review the ABA Accreditation Standards. Wahl also chaired this Commission, which may affect the form, content, and process of accreditation of law schools in this country far into the next century.

Keywords: Rosalie Wahl, Women Lawyers, Women Judges, Minnesota, Legal Clinics, Clinical Education, Legal Education, Law Professors

Suggested Citation

Hogg, James F., Rosalie Wahl: Her Extraordinary Contributions to Legal Education (1995). William Mitchell Law Review, Vol. 21, No. 1, pp. 13-21, 1995, William Mitchell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1995-03, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1564865

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