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Jane Bolin Jane Matilda Bolin LL.B. (April 11 1908 January 8 2007) was the first African-American woman to graduate from Yale Law School the first to join the New York City Bar Association and the first to join the New York City Law Department. She became the first black woman to serve as a judge in the United States when she was sworn into the bench of the New York City Domestic Relations Court in 1939. Bolin was born in Poughkeepsie New York. She was the youngest of four siblings. Her f...

Law and Order: 7 Black Female Lawyers and Judges Who Shaped the Legal Landscape

Born in 1908, Jane Matilda Bolin accomplished many firsts in her lifetime. In 1924, at the age of 16, she became one of two black women admitted to Wellesley College. After graduation, she applied to and was accepted by Yale Law School. When she graduated in 1931, she was the first black woman to graduate from Yale’s School of Law. In 1937, she became the first black female hired as Assistant Corporate Counsel for the City of New York. In 1939, New York Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia swore Bolin…

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