One L Redux
University of Missouri-Kansas City Law Review, Vol. 78, No. 4, p. 1119, 2010
9 Pages Posted: 23 Apr 2011 Last revised: 17 Dec 2012
Date Written: April 1, 2011
This article is the personal story of Adrien Wing’s first year at law school and her struggle with prejudice as she tried to shatter the glass ceiling at Stanford Law School. She wrote this article 30 years after graduation while she was at her alma mater preparing for a reunion. It concludes with a commentary on improving legal teaching methods and imparting wisdom to her students.
"When they asked what I thought now about the 1L year, about law school in general, I said, ‘Despite the pain and agony, I would do it all again. I have learned that the law can have soul. The law can have heart. And I hope that in my teaching, I have shown generations of students that this must be so.'"
Keywords: Women's Rights, Human Rights, Gender Equality, Stanford Law, One L, Legal Education, History of discrimination in Law Schools, Hallmarks of a good law professor, BLSA, BLSA Stanford
JEL Classification: K10, K49, K30, K39
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