The Woman Lawyer: The Revolution Continues...

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Kimberly Beth Bennett (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP )
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Steve Marson

Abstract: I am presently a senior at Pembroke State University planning to attend law school in the fall. Deciding to go to law school was not an easy decision for me. I clerked for a lawyer in Robeson County and became completely discourage with our legal system. My experience was so negative that I decided that I wanted to be anything but a lawyer.Yes, thanks to Steve Marson, Director of the Social Work Program here at PSU, I changed my mind. At one time, I had mentioned to Mr. Marson that I was planning to attend law school. He was ecstatic. Therefore, when I told him that law school was not for me, he immediately asked why. After hearing my story, he told me that the legal profession was not as awful as I thought it was. He works with the Friend in Court Project, a group that monitors the legal system in Robeson County, and was able to enlighten me as to what lawyers in the county are really like. He also asked me to read some books and articles about very positive lawyers. Furthermore, each time I saw Mr. Marson on campus, he wanted to know if had changed my mind yet. Well, I did. Thanks for your concern, Mr. Marson.Although I decided to apply to law school, I still spent a great deal of time pondering over what it would be like for women in the profession. My uncertainties led to reservations that I knew I had to remedy. I then came up with a brilliant idea. Why not do my Chancellor's Scholars Program Senior Thesis on what it is like to be a women lawyer in a male-dominated profession! And, of course, Steve Marson would be my advisor.

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Language: English
Date: 1990
Women Lawyers, Law Profession, Male-Dominated, Law School, Robeson County,

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