Legal scholar and feminist to present keynote at ABA meeting

Linda Hirshman, lawyer, cultural historian and bestselling author, will keynote the 60th Annual Awards Reception and Banquet of The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation from 6-10 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6, at the San Diego Natural History Museum, Balboa Park, San Diego, Calif. Hirshman is a feminist and expert historian on social movements for gender equality and gay rights. The title of her remarks will be “Fellowship and Sisterhood.”

Hirshman received her law degree from the University of Chicago Law School and her Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is a retired professor of philosophy and women’s studies at Brandeis University.

Hirshman’s most recent book is the New York Times bestseller “Sisters in Law: How Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World,” the story of how the two first female justices became the heroines of the modern feminist movement.  “Sisters in Law” details the legacy of both justices through their individual achievements and by working together to make women equal before the law.  Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the banquet.

Hirshman is also author of “Victory: The Triumphant Gay Revolution,” an account of the LGBT rights movement, and “A Woman’s Guide to Law School.” “Homeward Bound,” her infamous 2005 article in the American Prospect urging women to join the workforce, led to her book, “Get to Work: A Manifesto for Women of the World.”  Hirshman also co-authored “Hard Bargains: The Politics of Sex.”  Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Washington Post, Slate, Newsweek and POLITICO.

For general event information, contact fellows@abfn.org or call 800-292-5065.

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