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Honoring the Life, Legacy of Justice Sandra Day O’Connor - image

Honoring the Life, Legacy of Justice Sandra Day O’Connor

AUSTIN, TEXAS (Dec. 1, 2023) –The Center for Women in Law is grateful for the leadership and service of former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, the first woman to serve on our country’s highest court.

As the first female appointee to the U.S. Supreme Court, Justice O’Connor quickly became a symbol of the experiences of so many women in the legal profession. The Center honors her life and legacy.

The Center Releases 2022-2023 Impact Report - image

The Center Releases 2022-2023 Impact Report

Read the 2022-2023 Impact Report here

Watch the 2022-2023 Impact Report video here

Ginsburg Initiative: Fighting for Gender Equality in the Legal Profession - image

Ginsburg Initiative: Fighting for Gender Equality in the Legal Profession

This fall at the Center for Women in Law we kick off a third year of programming and fundraising centered around the life and legacy of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her husband, Marty Ginsburg. Launched in 2021, the Center’s Ginsburg Initiative honors the couple’s lifelong commitment to gender equality, serving to inspire present and future generations of leaders. 

Accelerate: Strengthening the Pipeline in the Legal Profession

Accelerate Career Start is the Center for Women in Law’s program aimed at improving the retention of first-year lawyers and strengthening the pipeline to partnership and leadership positions as lawyers embark on their careers.

That’s especially important during a time when women are entering the legal profession in equal numbers as their male counterparts but leave the profession at higher rates than men. 

Center for Women in Law Press Release - April 23, 2023

Center for Women in Law Press Release - Center for Women in Law Honors Judge Bernice Bouie Donald with Hortense Ward Courageous Leader Award

2023 Hortense Ward Courageous Leader Award Honoree Announced

Center for Women in Law to honor The Honorable Bernice Bouie Donald at the Center for Women in Law’s Biennial Award Luncheon on April 21, 2023 at the Fairmont Hotel in Austin.

The Center Releases 2021-2022 Impact Report

The 2021-2022 Impact Report showcases many of the Center's programs and events over the past year. The Center is grateful for the generous support of its donors and constituents.

Ascend Press Release

Center’s New Ascend Program Supports Established Lawyers Explore Challenges, Opportunities in Careers; Georgetown University’s Hillary Sale to Lead Opening Session.

Ascend Program Launching

A workshop with Associate Dean and Professor Hillary Sale from Georgetown University focused on boosting your career with a strategic plan.

Center for Women in Law Announces Relaunch, Expansion of Accelerate Career Start Program

Center’s Popular First-Year Associates Program Expands to Multi-Year Initiative Supporting Early Career Women Lawyers