One L Redux
Adrien K. Wing
University of Iowa - College of Law
April 1, 2011
University of Missouri-Kansas City Law Review, Vol. 78, No. 4, p. 1119, 2010
U Iowa Legal Studies Research Paper No. 11-22
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.'"
Number of Pages in PDF File: 9
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
Date posted: April 23, 2011 ; Last revised: December 17, 2012