Vel Phillips: A Career of Firsts

Vel Phillips, the first African American woman to graduate from the Law School, received her law degree in 1951. She went on to build a career full of firsts. For example, she became the first woman and the first African American to serve in a statewide elected office, when in 1978 she was elected Secretary of State of Wisconsin. Read more about Vel Phillips and five other Law School trailblazers in the Spring 2013 of the Gargoyle.

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