Dawn Clark Netsch, a Woman Lawyer “First,” Dies at 86

Dawn Clark Netsch, the first woman to be nominated by a major political party to run for governor of Illinois, died on March 5.  She graduated first in her class at Northwestern in 1952, at a time when women law students were few and far between.  She began teaching law at Northwestern in 1965 at a time when there were very few women law professors nationally.  For more on the life of Dawn Clark Netsch, click here.

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