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Olivet College Women’s Conference to focus on women and the law
Mar 09, 2004

OLIVET, Mich.The Olivet College Betsy Dole Womens Resource Center is hosting a Women in Legal Careers conference Wednesday, March 17. Conference registration begins at 8:30 a.m. in the Upton Conservatory of Music.

Teresa Godwin Phelps, Notre Dame Law School professor of law, is the keynote speaker with a presentation titled Pollyanna, Alice and Other Women in Law, at 1:30 p.m. in Mott Auditorium.

Additional topics include:

So you want to be a lawyer? Hear what its really like. Individual presentations on careers in law featuring Adrienne Busby, litigation associate, Baker & Daniels; Pamela Devata, labor and employment associate, Seyfarth Shaw; and Barbara Tanase, U.S. Attorneys office.

Interested in law? Panel discussion with law enforcement officials.

Phelps joined the Notre Dame Law School as an assistant professor in 1980. She became an associate professor in 1987 and a full professor in 1991. She is the universitys Legal Writing Program director, chair of the University Committee on Women Faculty and Students, on the editorial board of the Journal of the Association of Legal Writing Directors, and on the gender studies program executive committee.

Phelps won a Lilly Foundation Grant in 1988. In 1999 she received the Grenville Clark award, which honors members of the Notre Dame community whose public service activities advance the cause of peace and human rights.

She earned a bachelors, masters and doctorate from Notre Dame and a masters of studies of law from Yale Law School.

For more information or to R.S.V.P., call (269) 749-7139.


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