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International Women’s Day Celebration
About International Women’s Day
International Women’s Day, celebrated internationally on March 8, is a global celebration and recognition of the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. Since 2000, the Women’s Law Caucus has meaningfully contributed to celebrations associated with this noteworthy day.
In past years’ celebrations, the WLC has honored many prominent women for their accomplishments and contributions to the legal profession. Among those recognized are United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Missouri Supreme Court Justice Ann K. Covington. At the 2016 celebration, WLC screened the film “Miss Representation” and Professor Rebecca Hollander-Blumoff moderated a discussion of the film.
Click here to see a list of past recipients.
Observance Honors Law School’s First Female Graduate
In 1871 Phoebe Couzins became the first woman to earn a degree from Washington University and the law school. Exactly 140 years later, on September 21, 2011, 140 women students, faculty, lawyers, judges, and alumnae gathered in the law school’s Crowder Courtyard to honor Couzins’ achievement and to celebrate the newly licensed women members of the Class of 2011.
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