Nov 16

Shortlisted: Women in the Shadows of the Supreme Court

Renee Knake Jefferson

Join us for a book talk by Professor Renee Knake Jefferson, co-author of the book Shortlisted: Women in the Shadows of the Supreme Court that tells the stories of nine extraordinary women shortlisted for the United States Supreme Court before Sandra Day O’Connor became the first female justice in 1981. These women include Florence Allen, the first female judge on the highest court in Ohio, who was named in the 1930s. Eight more followed, including Amalya Kearse, a federal appellate judge who was the first African American woman viewed as a potential Supreme Court nominee. In addition to filling a notable historical gap, Jefferson will discuss the harms of shortlisting and how this phenomenon often occurs with any pursuit of professional advancement, whether the judge in the courtroom, the CEO in the corner office, or the coach on the playing field. Women, and especially female minorities, while as qualified as others on the shortlist (if not more so), find themselves far less likely to be chosen. Jefferson will also comment on the latest news about Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, the nation’s first Black female justice.

This class will be held onsite at WIH and simulcast via Zoom.



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