Women in law have come a long way in the past 45 years. In 1970, only 6 percent of law degree candidates were women. The American Bar Association reports that women have been making up 40 percent of law school students for more than three decades, and they have closed in on 50 percent over the past two decades.
At Creighton University School of Law, the picture looks similar. The percentage of women in this year’s entering class is 52 percent — up 11 percentage points from this time a year ago.
“We’ve really been pushing to increase these numbers,” Interim Dean Michael Kelly, JD, LLM, says. “We have some phenomenal alumnae doing great things — especially in public service jobs in Washington, D.C.
“They’ve had a really big impact on the betterment of society and direction of our country, and we are proud to tell their stories. The guidance and training they received while at the Creighton School of Law has empowered them to make those decisions in the best way possible.”
Creighton Lawyer spoke with four law alumnae — Alice Bartek-Santiago, JD’11; Alice Lugo, BA’03, JD’06; Susan Colarco, JD’00; and Kathy Buller, BA’77, JD’81 — about their experiences in D.C. Read the full story in the Fall 2018 issue of Creighton Lawyer magazine.
Photo by Denny Henry, story by Lisa Foster, BA’92