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Annette Abbott Adams
1877-1956
From: United States: California
Fields: Law
Key Words/Phrases: lawyer, judge

Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander
1898-1989
From: United States: Pennsylvania
Fields: Law
Key Words/Phrases: lawyer, first African-American woman Ph.D.

Louise Arbour
1947-2004
From: Canada
Fields: Law
Key Words/Phrases: UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Nora Astorga
c.1948-1988
From: Nicaragua
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Law, Military and Warfare
Key Words/Phrases: Resistance fighter, lawyer, politician, delegate to the UN

Anita Augspurg
1857-1943
From: Germany, Switzerland
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Human Rights, Law
Key Words/Phrases: Actress, lawyer, writer and feminist

Charlene Barshefsky
1950-
From: United States: Illinois, Washington DC
Fields: Government and Politics, Law
Key Words/Phrases: US Trade Representative, lawyer

Kiran Bedi
1949-
From: India
Fields: Government and Politics, Law, Sports
Key Words/Phrases: Indian Police, tennis

Ela Bhatt
1933-
From: India
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Law, Management and Labor Relations

Rose Elizabeth Bird
1936-1999
From: United States: Arizona, California
Fields: Law

Jane Matilda Bolin
1908-2007
From: United States: New York
Fields: Law

Myra Bradwell
1831-1894
From: United States: Illinois, Vermont
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Journalism and Broadcasting, Law
Key Words/Phrases: lawyer, publisher, activist

Leonie Brinkema
1944-
From: United States: New Jersey, Virginia
Fields: Law
Key Words/Phrases: U.S. District Judge, lawyer

Allison Dale Burroughs
1961-
From: United States: Massachusetts
Fields: Law
Key Words/Phrases: U.S. District Judge, lawyer

Hillary Rodham Clinton
1947-
From: United States: Arkansas, Illinois, New York
Fields: Government and Politics, Law
Key Words/Phrases: Secretary of State, First Lady, US senator, lawyer

Ann Donnelly
1959-
From: United States: Michigan, New York
Fields: Law
Key Words/Phrases: U.S. District Judge, lawyer

Marian Wright Edelman
1939-
From: United States: Mississippi, South Carolina, Washington DC
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Human Rights, Law

Elizabeth Edwards
1949-2010
From: United States: North Carolina, Tennessee
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Government and Politics, Law
Key Words/Phrases: law, politics, John Edwards

Geraldine Anne Ferraro
1935-2011
From: United States: New York
Fields: Education, Government and Politics, Law
Key Words/Phrases: teacher, lawyer, congresswoman, first female Vice Presidential candidate

Ruth Bader Ginsburg
1933-
From: United States: New York
Fields: Law
Key Words/Phrases: Justice of the Supreme Court of the U.S.

Lavinia Goodell
1839-1880
From: United States: New York, Wisconsin
Fields: Law
Key Words/Phrases: lawyer

Patricia Roberts Harris
1924-1985
From: United States: Illinois, Washington DC
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Government and Politics, Law

Barbara Charline Jordan
1936-1996
From: United States: Texas
Fields: Government and Politics, Law

Elena Kagan
1960-
From: United States: New York
Fields: Education, Law
Key Words/Phrases: Solicitor General, dean of Harvard Law School, Harvard, professor, White House Counsel

Florence Kelley
1859-1932
From: United States: Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Human Rights, Law, Management and Labor Relations

Ellen A. Martin
1847-1916
From: United States: Illinois, New York
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Human Rights, Law
Key Words/Phrases: lawyer, activist

Burnita Shelton Matthews
1894-1988
From: United States: Mississippi, Washington DC
Fields: Human Rights, Law
Key Words/Phrases: first woman appointed to a U.S. district court.

Mary McAleese
1951-
From: Ireland
Fields: Government and Politics, Journalism and Broadcasting, Law
Key Words/Phrases: President of Ireland, barrister, lawyer, journalist

Constance Baker Motley
1921-2005
From: United States: Connecticut, New York
Fields: Human Rights, Law

Pauli Murray
1910-1985
From: United States: Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Washington DC
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Human Rights, Law, Religion

Ruth Reardon O'Brien
1931-
From: United States: Massachusetts
Fields: Law
Key Words/Phrases: lawyer, mother of Conan O'Brien

Sandra Day O'Connor
1930-
From: United States: Arizona, Texas
Fields: Government and Politics, Law
Key Words/Phrases: Arizona State Senator, judge, U.S. Supreme Court Justice

Michelle Obama
1964-
From: United States: Illinois
Fields: Law, Other
Key Words/Phrases: First Lady, lawyer

Charlotte E. Ray
1850-1911
From: United States: New York, Washington DC
Fields: Education, Law
Key Words/Phrases: lawyer, teacher

Janet Reno
1938-
From: United States: Florida
Fields: Law
Key Words/Phrases: lawyer, Attorney General

Mary Robinson
1944-
From: Ireland
Fields: Education, Government and Politics, Human Rights, Law
Key Words/Phrases: President of Ireland, UN High Commissioner, lawyer

Gladys Towles Root
1905-1982
From: United States: California
Fields: Law
Key Words/Phrases: lawyer

Kate Kane Rossi
1854?-1928
From: United States: Illinois, Wisconsin
Fields: Law
Key Words/Phrases: lawyer

Edith S. Sampson
1901-1979
From: United States: Illinois, Pennsylvania
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Government and Politics, Law

Marjorie Scardino
1947-
From: United Kingdom, United States: Arizona
Fields: Business and Finance, Journalism and Broadcasting, Law

Phyllis Schlafly
1924-
From: United States: Illinois, Missouri
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Law

Rebecca S. Snyder
From: United States: Washington DC
Fields: Law
Key Words/Phrases: lawyer

Ruth Thompson
1887-1970
From: United States: Michigan
Fields: Government and Politics, Law

Urvashi Vaid
1958-
From: India, United States: Massachusetts, New York
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Human Rights, Law

Simone Veil
1927-
From: France
Fields: Government and Politics, Law

Sarah Weddington
1945-
From: United States: Texas
Fields: Human Rights, Law

Bertha Wilson
1923-2007
From: Canada, United Kingdom
Fields: Law

Sally Q. Yates
1960-
From: United States: Georgia
Fields: Law
Key Words/Phrases: Lawyer



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