[Law is] a clearly male profession still. You have to do as well as you can, you have to work at it, and you get some acceptances. People more and more are accepting women lawyers. But it is still a male profession. The senior partners, the rainmakers, are mostly all male. In my class, the biggest class at Harvard Law School, there were 19 women, and 13 graduated. It's now about 48%.
People thought you were crazy. My aunt cried for weeks on end when I decided to go because she thought it meant nobody would ever marry me for that reason alone. This was too threatening to men. And it may be that it is still.
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