Breckenridge Dinner

Date: February 4, 2003

Location: Sofitel Chicago, 20 East Chestnut Street

RSVP Required: Yes

Description: Celebrate a Century of Women at the Law School by attending the Breckenridge Dinner.

The dinner is named in honor of Sophonisba Breckinridge, '04, first woman graduate of the Law School. Ms. Breckinridge was a noted social worker, educator, and social activist. She earned a Ph.D. in political science and economics from the University of Chicago in 1901, and her law degree from the University of Chicago in 1904.

Ms. Breckinridge became interested in social work in 1905 after meeting Hull House founder Jane Addams. She joined the faculty of the University of Chicago and helped develop the Chicago School of Civics and Philanthropy for the education of social workers. She served as Dean from 1908 to1920 and remained at the University as a contributing, revered professor until her retirement in 1942.

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