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Pioneering judge to discuss women's roles in law, politics

Tuesday, March 2, 2010, 4:30 p.m. Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture

Judith Kaye, the first woman to serve as New York State's chief judge, will discuss the transformation of women's roles in law and politics at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 2, in Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture.

Kaye's talk is titled "The Longest Journey Begins With a Single Step: Women's Winding Path to Change."

Kaye was the longest-serving chief justice of the New York Court of Appeals, holding the position from 1993 to 2008. She led many projects to make the New York court system more efficient and responsive, including reforming the jury system, creating problem-solving courts and streamlining procedures for children in foster care and their families. Kaye currently is of counsel to the New York City law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.

Kaye's talk is the annual Meredith Miller Lecture sponsored by the Program in the Study of Women and Gender.

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