‘Legal Knowledge’ Episode 6: Professionalization and Coeducation at UVA Law

Anne Coughlin
May 3, 2023

In 1920, the first three women were admitted to the University of Virginia School of Law: Rose May Davis, Catherine Lipop, and Elizabeth Tompkins. Professor Anne Coughlin explores the lived realities of these women, from the small, familiar anxieties about grades and tuition costs, to the bold steps they took to combat gendered notions of inferiority during the early 20th century.

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