BU Law celebrates its history-making alumnae in honor of Women's History Month!

03.09.13

BU Law celebrates its history-making alumnae in honor of Women's History Month! Here's a look at just a few of them:

--Lelia Josephine Robinson (Class of 1881), the first female graduate, who succeeded in getting a bill passed permitting the admission of women to the MA Bar

--Elizabeth Holloway Marston (Class of 1918), inspiration for the character Wonder Woman

--Barbara Jordan (Class of 1959), the first black woman to be elected to the Texas Senate and the first black woman from the South to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives--now the subject of a U.S. postage stamp

--Martha Coakley (Class of 1979), the first woman elected Attorney General of Massachusetts

Visit BU Law's interactive history timeline for all notable BU Law history-makers!

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