upcoming event arrowNovember 5, 2015

Western New York Women Pioneers in the Law
A Celebration

Thursday, November 5, 2015
SUNY Buffalo Law School (211 Putnam Way, Buffalo, NY)

The next program in the Society's series hosted with the Upstate Law Schools will look at the contributions of women from western New York to our legal heritage. Hosted in partnership with Buffalo Law School, the program will highlight the contributions of:

  • Shirley St. Hill Chisholm, First African-American woman elected to the U.S. Congress (NY 12th District, 1969-1983)
  • Charlotte Smallwood-Cook, First woman District Attorney in New York (Wyoming County, 1950-1953)
  • Belva B. Lockwood, First woman admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court
  • Kate Stoneman, First woman admitted to practice in New York
  • Helen Z.M. Rodgers, First woman graduate of Buffalo Law School
Further Details To Be Announced!

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