Women’s History Month Display & Movie

In celebration of Women’s History Month, the Hawaii Women Lawyers Student Organization of WSRSL and the University of Hawaii School of Law Library is exhibiting a book displays on women judges and lawyers in the library and will host the movie screening “On the Basis of Sex” on March 28, at 5 p.m.-7 p.m.  All students, staff, and faculty are cordially invited. Please join us for an enjoyable popcorn movie evening!  

When: Thursday, March 28, 2024 @5 p.m.-7 p.m. 
Where: University of Hawaii School of Law Library Lobby

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Book Displays — Women Judges:

First : Sandra Day O’Connor 
Biography —-Supreme Court Justice, Sandra Day O’Connor

She was born in 1930 in El Paso and grew up on a cattle ranch in Arizona. At a time when women were expected to be homemakers, she set her sights on Stanford University. When she graduated near the top of her law school class in 1952, no firm would even interview her. But Sandra Day O’Connor’s story is that of a woman who repeatedly shattered glass ceilings–doing so with a blend of grace, wisdom, humor, understatement, and cowgirl toughness. When she arrived at the United States Supreme Court, appointed by President Ronald Reagan in 1981, she began a quarter-century tenure on the Court. Diagnosed with cancer at fifty-eight, and caring for a husband with Alzheimer’s, O’Connor endured every difficulty with grit and poise.

My Own Words  
Biography — Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg

My Own Words “showcases Ruth Ginsburg’s astonishing intellectual range” (The New Republic). In this collection Justice Ginsburg discusses gender equality, the workings of the Supreme Court, being Jewish, law and lawyers in opera, and the value of looking beyond US shores when interpreting the US Constitution. Throughout her life Justice Ginsburg has been (and continues to be) a prolific writer and public speaker. This book’s sampling is selected by Justice Ginsburg and her authorized biographers Mary Hartnett and Wendy W. Williams, who introduce each chapter and provide biographical context and quotes gleaned from hundreds of interviews they have conducted.

My Beloved World   
Biography —-Supreme Court Justice, Sonia Sotomayor

The first Hispanic and third woman appointed to the United States Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor has become an instant American icon. Now, with a candor and intimacy never undertaken by a sitting Justice, she recounts her life from a Bronx housing project to the federal bench, a journey that offers an inspiring testament to her own extraordinary determination and the power of believing in oneself.

Book Displays — Women Lawyers:

Dear Sisters, Dear Daughters: Strategies for Success from Multicultural Women Attorneys

This book is a unique, inspirational collection of letters from 44 experienced, highly accomplished women attorneys of color to the next generation outlining various roadmaps for success in the legal profession as a minority woman attorney. The book is organized by practice setting, and at the end of each chapter are tips for success from the authors featured in that chapter. The essays end with a response from a sister/daughter from the next generation.

 Women Rainmakers’ Best Marketing Tips

In one quick read you will get dynamic, creative, and practical ideas that can work for you and your practice. This updated collection of strategies and tips from Theda “Teddy” Snyder, one of the recognized leaders of women rainmakers nationwide, explains how you can develop creative marketing strategies to build your client base and create action plans that fit your personal style and strengthen your rainmaking skills.

Pioneering women lawyers : from Kate Stoneman to the present

Albany Law School has hosted an annual Kate Stoneman Day since 1994 to celebrate the first woman admitted to the Bar in New York, who was also the first woman to attend Albany Law School. This important book shares the inspiration, advice and experiences of pioneering women in the legal profession who continue to pave the way for others. Their speeches, delivered at Kate Stoneman Day and published here, are from our leading women lawyers-many of them active members of the American Bar Association as well as judges, professors and partners in major law firms. Book jacket.

Women-at-law : lessons learned along the pathways to success

Women-at-Law provides women with ideas and suggestions about how to deal with their professional and personal goals and challenges and make the compromises required to “have it all”?even when “having it all” can be different for each individual. Women are still confronting issues of promotions and equal pay, while also struggling to maintain a healthy work/life balance. You’ll learn that, with some effort, a woman can redirect her career, home life, and interests in the long journey that is a successful life.