University of Wisconsin–Madison

State Supreme Court Swore in Justice Shirley Abrahamson

Shirley Abrahamson swearing in at the Wisconsin Supreme Court

Shirley Abrahamson, who received a doctorate of law in American legal history from the Law School and later served on the faculty, became the first woman to serve on the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Later, in 1996, she became the first female chief justice of the high court. Read more about Shirley Abrahamson and five other Law School trailblazers in the Spring 2013 issue of the Gargoyle.

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