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Cassandra from the authorized world has rather a lot to inform us

What’s the biggest social problem you’ve heard? How did the people, even the government, decide to deal with it?

In this episode, I talk to lawyer, cultural historian and author Linda Hirshman about her decision to study law and the development of her career from employment lawyer to bestselling author. We discuss how Linda chooses the subjects for her books and why her latest book on the abolition movement is such an important story to tell. We chat about how Linda sees the legacy of Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the court and the potential legacy of Amy Coney Barrett.

The Jabot podcast is an offshoot of the Above the Law brand that focuses on the challenges facing women, people of color, LGBTQIA, and other diverse populations in the legal industry. Our name comes from none other than the infamous Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the jabot (decorative collar) she wore when she spread dissent from the bank. It’s a reminder that even if we don’t win, we are still a powerful force to be reckoned with.

Have fun while listening!

Kathryn Rubino is Senior Editor at Above the Law, host of The Jabot podcast, and co-host of Thinking Like A Lawyer. AtL tipsters are the best, so please contact them. Feel free to email her with tips, questions, or comments and follow her on Twitter (@ Kathryn1).

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