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Margaret Kelley Doyle

Portia Law School, 1932

Doyle, a former president of the Massachusetts Association of Women Lawyers, practiced until she was 89. Her long career was rooted in the “camaraderie” of Portia. She remembers calling members of her sorority for guidance on cases long after graduation. This collegiality stood in stark contrast to the discrimination she experienced from men who found the concept of a woman lawyer “ridiculous.”

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