Author and Lawyer Susan Smith Blakely to Give Talk on Women in Law

Event part of 40th anniversary celebration of coeducation at Holy Cross

January 29th, 2013 by 

Author and lawyer Susan Smith Blakely will give a talk titled “Your Future in Law: What to Expect as a Law Student/Lawyer and What Will Be Expected of You?” on Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. in Rehm Library at the College of the Holy Cross. The event, sponsored by prelaw and the Center for Interdisciplinary and Special Studies (CISS), is part of the College’s 40th anniversary celebration of coeducation. It is free and open to the public. 

Blakely spent 25 years in the law industry, as a law firm associate, counsel and partner, and as chief of staff to an elected official in the public sector.  She is the author of the critically-acclaimed book series “Best Friends at the Bar,” which includes “Best Friends at the Bar: What Women Need to Know About a Career in the Law” (Wolters Kluwer, 2009) and “Best Friends at the Bar: The New Balance for Today’s Woman Lawyer” (Wolters Kluwer, 2012). The books provide insights about the state of women in the law today, the struggles of competing in a male-dominated profession, and the ways in which women lawyers may find balance. 

She graduated from the University of Wisconsin with distinction and from Georgetown Law where she taught legal research and writing as a law fellow. Her diverse background includes private practice with law firms, specializing in litigation and land use law, experience in both state and federal courts and before administrative commissions and boards. Blakely also has published several comprehensive articles in academic law journals.

Blakely retired as a law firm partner in 2006. She and her husband, who is also a litigator, live in Great Falls, Va., and have two children. 

Holy Cross is celebrating the 40th anniversary of coeducation with a series of events throughout the 2012-13 academic year. Students, faculty, and staff will have extensive opportunities during the year to reflect on, acknowledge, and commemorate the moment in 1972 when the College opened its doors to women students for the first time.

For additional information, please contact Cristal Steuer at 508-793-2419.

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