Only thirty years ago, men outnumbered women in American laws schools by 20 to one. The nation’s legal system also has treated the sexes differently in matters ranging from workplace discrimination to government compensation. We explore how activists have tried to reshape American law and open doors for women both inside and outside the courthouse.


  • Fred Strebeigh Author, "Equal: Women Reshape American Law" (Norton); Professor of Non-fiction writing, Yale University
  • Victoria Nourse Professor of Law, Emory Law School; Professor of Law, University of Wisconsin Law School; former Special Counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee
  • Lynn Hecht Schafran Senior Vice President and Director of the National Judicial Education Program to Promote Equality for Women and Men in the Courts (NJEP), Legal Momentum
  • Pat Reuss Senior Policy Analyst, National Organization for Women (NOW)

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