Myra Bradwell Dinner

Law Commentator Dahlia Lithwick To Speak at Columbia Law School
March 26, 2008
 Press contact: Erin St. John Kelly
Office 212.854.1787 cell: 646.284.8549
March 19, 2008 (NEW YORK) – Columnist for Slate magazine Dahlia Lithwick will speak at the 2008 Myra Bradwell dinner held by the Columbia Law School Women’s Association. Lithwick, a lawyer and legal writer, has been invited to discuss the role of women in the legal profession for an audience of students, alumni and faculty. Past speakers include journalist Cynthia McFadden ’84, Caroline Kennedy ’88 and Mary Jo White ’74.
Myra Bradwell was denied admission to the Illinois bar in 1872 because being a married woman prevented her from entering into legally binding contracts. Her case went all the way to the Supreme Court which upheld that state law that prevented her admittance.
“The dinner is named after Myra Bradwell in order to honor her courage and remind us of the pioneering women who came before us,” said Lauren Howard,’09, Myra Bradwell Chairperson.
WHAT: Myra Bradwell Dinner
WHEN: Cocktails at 6:30 p.m. Dinner at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, 2008
WHERE: Columbia University’s Casa Italiana, 1161 Amsterdam Avenue, between 116th and 118th Streets, New York City. Via subway: #1 train to 116th Street, Columbia University.
SPEAKERS: Dahlia Lithwick, Slate columnist, legal writer and editor
Media interested in attending the event should contact Erin Kelly in advance at 212-854-1787 or [email protected].
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