Justice for All: GU Law’s First Women
Published: Friday, March 30, 2012
Updated: Friday, March 30, 2012 02:03
“Groups like the Women’s Rights Collective also … pressured the faculty to add more women,” she said. “The numbers kept growing.”
This shift is reflected in the school’s student body as well. In the 1950s, women made up between 1 and 2 percent of the law school’s student body; by 2010, women comprised 50 percent of the incoming class, according to Law School admissions statistics.
Curran said that despite Georgetown’s delayed start to hiring women professors in significant numbers and increasing female student enrollment, the university has done well in its first half-century of integration.
“Even though it’s a short history of women at the law school, it’s a strong one,” he said.