Milwaukee Public Schools Foundation launches Ruth Bader Ginsburg Scholarship aimed to bring more women of color into legal profession
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – March 22nd marks 144 years since the state legislature passed a bill allowing women to serve as lawyers in Wisconsin. In the nearly century-and-a-half since Lavinia Goodell broke that particular glass ceiling, women, and in particular women of color still face barriers entering the legal profession.
This month, in honor of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and National Women’s History Month, the Milwaukee Public Schools Foundation launched a new scholarship program aimed at helping more young women of color from Milwaukee enter into the field of law. The scholarship was organized in collaboration with the Milwaukee Bar Association, Marquette University Law School, and the University of Wisconsin Law School.
On CBS 58 Sunday Morning, Amanda Porterfield highlighted the new effort to break down those barriers for young women in Milwaukee.