Columbia Law Women’s Association Holds Annual Myra Bradwell Dinner

Columbia Law Women's Association to Hold Annual Myra Bradwell Dinner
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New York, April 1, 2010—The Columbia Law Women’s Association will honor Carol Sanger, the Barbara Aronstein Black Professor of Law, for her dedication to mentoring female students at the annual Myra Bradwell Dinner on April 14.
The event honors a member of the legal profession whose work has paved the way for future generations of female lawyers.
Sanger, a leading expert on family law and legal issues surrounding reproductive rights, joined the Law School faculty in 1996.
This is not the first time Sanger has been recognized for her contributions to the Law School community. She received the Columbia University Presidential Teaching Prize in 2001, and was awarded the Willis L.M. Reese Teaching Prize by the graduating class of 2007.
Sanger is also a member of the executive board of the Institute for Research on Women and Gender. She is the editor of a contracts casebook that is used in law schools nationwide.
The dinner is named after Myra Bradwell, who was denied admission to the Illinois Bar because as a married woman she was legally prevented from entering into binding contracts. She appealed her case in 1873 to the U.S. Supreme Court, which upheld the state ruling. The high court said the “natural and proper timidity and delicacy which belongs to the female sex evidently unfits it for many of the occupations of civil life.”
The dinner will take place 6 p.m., April 14 at Columbia University’s Faculty House, 400 West 117 Street.
For more information, contact the Columbia Law Women’s Association, [email protected]. To RSVP to attend the event, contact Meghan McGuire, [email protected].
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