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"Lavinia Goodell, "First Woman Lawyer in Wisconsin," Wisconsin Magazine of History, by Catherine B. Cleary.
In 1891, Kate Pier became the first woman to argue a case before the Wisconsin State Supreme Court, 16 years after Rhoda Goodell was denied that right. Kate's mother and her two sisters all earned law degrees from the University of Wisconsin.
Who was the first woman in Wisconsin to practice law and in what year?
Who was the first woman judge in Wisconsin and in what year?
Who was Edward Ryan and what were his opinions about women becoming lawyers?
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