Soia Mentschikoff

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Soia Mentschikoff LLB '37 was a trailblazer for women in law. While a student at Columbia, she met Professor Karl Llewellyn, and served as his assistant for the drafting of the Uniform Commercial Code. She later became the first woman to become a partner at a Wall Street firm. She later returned to the academy, marrying Llewellyn and accepting a post as the first woman to teach law at Harvard. When both she and Llewellyn were offered positions at UChicago, however, she was forced to step down and become a "professorial lecturer" in order to avoid the appearance of nepotism. Finally, she moved to the University of Miami, where she eventually became dean.