Professor Marygold Melli, first female faculty member

Marygold Melli
As UW Law’s first woman tenure-track professor, Marygold Shire Melli (1926-2018) laid the groundwork for UW Law’s family law concentration, adding a wide range of courses to the original two-credit offering (then known as ‘domestic relations’). A trailblazer in her own right, Melli shapedpedagogy and policy, particularly in the areas of child support and shared child custody.

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