Friday, September 10, 2021
I previously blogged the release of the new book, Herma Hill Kay, Paving the Way: The First American Women Law Professors (Patricia A. Cain (Santa Clara), ed. University of California Press 2021).
Check out the podcast, The History Of Female Law Professors With Patricia Cain (27 minutes)
Kathryn interviews Patricia Cain, one of the authors of Paving the Way, about the twists and turns of her life and career: from going to law school, being part of a circus troupe to starting a career in the legal academia. Patricia highlights her experiences not only as a teacher but also her experiences in law school. She also shared the best lessons she learned, especially for those who want to start a life in legal academia.
- Introducing the guest: Patricia Cain. - 0:38
- The reasons why Patricia decided to go to law school. - 1:24
- The twists and turns: How she went from law school, a theater member, to being a teacher. - 4:20
- Patricia’s involvement in the Paving the Way book project. - 9:14
- A shift from being introduced to Herma Hill Kay to continue writing the book. - 12:08
- Linking histories: Knowing the difference of the process back in the ’70s to her experience. - 17:16
- It wasn’t until other women joined the faculty that Ellen Peter’s voice could be heard during faculty meetings. When you’re the one woman in the room, you say something and nobody says anything back then 5 minutes later a man says the same thing and everybody thinks it’s brilliant. I experience that every time. - 18:57
- The adoption process. - 21:17
- The best lessons that people who want to start a life in academia can take away. - 23:46
(Hat Tip: Above the Law)