Powerful Insights into Women in Law

By Amy Ortiz

Posted Jul 10, 2020 | 8:46 PM

“The law is something that is constantly changing and evolving and we want and need women to be part of that dialogue,” Erika Nash (’14) said. “The law is supposed to be a representation of the people and if women are not active contributors in that dialogue we’re really missing a valuable and important part of our society.”

Throughout the years, women have worked hard to make their voices heard and become an active part of the law and their communities. BYU Law professor, Jane Wise said, “we had no idea we were pioneers and suffragettes, but in many ways we were.” Early women lawyers were trailblazers filled with the tenacity and determination to keep pressing forward.

The Women in Law Committee of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society focuses on educating and empowering “women to succeed in their legal careers and serve in their communities and homes.” Their efforts have included luncheons, panels, speakers, networking opportunities, and many other events.

Additionally, Women in Law has created a YouTube video playlist featuring women at varying stages of their legal careers. From why women should consider a career in law to the importance of women in legal dialogue, these women’s stories and perspectives create a space for both men and women to learn, understand, and gain powerful insights into what it means to be a woman in law. This collection of short videos is an educational and empowering opportunity you won’t want to miss.