vnews.com 22 Sep, 2020 06:45 am

RBG’s legacy felt in Upper Valley legal circles

RBG’s legacy felt in Upper Valley legal circles
SOUTH ROYALTON — Vermont Law School student April Urbanowski was sitting down to dinner with her parents Friday night when her phone lit up with texts from friends.Almost all the messages read the same thing: “RBG.”“I immediately knew what it was,”...

Vermont Law School student April Urbanowski in an undated photograph.(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) By ANNA MERRIMAN Valley News Staff Writer Published: 9/21/2020 9:31:47 PM Modified: 9/21/2020 9:36:13 PM SOUTH ROYALTON — Vermont Law School student April Urbanowski was sitting down to dinner with her parents Friday night when her phone lit up with texts from friends.” Around the same time, Sullivan County Assistant Attorney Christine Hilliard said she had just finished up a workout and checked her phone to find a similar barrage of messages from her old friends from the University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law.She enrolled in Harvard Law School before transferring to Columbia Law School, where she graduated in 1959.

After graduating from law school in 1973, Burling remembers having to work hard to prove to her male colleagues that she, as a woman, was capable of being a lawyer.Hilliard, who graduated law school in 2018, said Ginsburg was an “icon” for many students in her law school.

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