On September 12, 2018, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg took the stage at GW’s Lisner Auditorium to engage in a discussion presented by The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association and hosted by the George Washington University Law School. During the conversation, the moderator asked Justice Ginsburg when she thought there would be enough women on the Supreme Court, to which she responded: “When there are nine.”
Inspired in part by Justice Ginsburg’s vision and the historical significance of the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote, GW’s Law Association for Women (LAW) will host an art exhibition and reception titled, NINE: Portraits of Women in the Law on Friday, March 27th from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM. The event will feature nine portraits, painted by GW Law students, of women who have graduated from GW Law namely Belva Ann Lockwood, Emma Reba Bailey, Mary Coleman, Marguerite Rawalt, Helen Newman, Patricia Robert Harris, Sarah T. Hughes, Jeanette A. Michael, and Peggy Cooper Cafritz.
LAW hopes that this event will create places and spaces for women at GW Law and in the legal profession as a whole. We invite you to join LAW and the GW Law Community to attend an evening honoring nine former GW Law alumna in order to shed light on the past, the progress, and the potential for all women at GW Law. We look forward to your presence at this event and making meaningful connections with you there.