“Women in Corporate Law Teaching: A Tale of Two Generations,” by Margaret V. Sachs

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With all the cyber-discussion of reprints v. electronic emails, etc., I have to report that I read one recent reprint cover to cover.   Maggie Sachs sent me a copy of her latest paper, Women in Corporate Law Teaching:   A Tale of Two Generations, 65 Md. L. Rev. 665 (2006).   The article spotlights Margaret Harris Amsler, “the third woman in the United States to hold a tenure-track position on a law school faculty” and the first to teach corporations.   Amsler began teaching at Baylor Law School in 1941, when women did not sit on juries in Texas and African-Americans were not admitted to any Texas law school.   According to this history, Amsler was very active in the drafting of the Texas Business Corporation Act and almost single-handedly responsible for the Texas Non-Profit Corporation Act and the Texas Married Women’s Act.

–Christine Hurt

Cross-posted from The Conglomerate.

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