· She was one of the first ever women to graduate from Stanford law school, and was top of her class in 1949 and was a founder of the Stanford Law Review (see here).
· She began in private practice in Los Angeles in 1950. Eleven years later, she was appointed to the Los Angeles County Superior Court, a position to which she was elected in 1962.
· She was appointed to the Court of Appeal in 1966 (to Div. 5, see here), and two years later was appointed by President Lyndon Johnson to the Ninth Circuit.
· In 1979, she was appointed by President Jimmy Carter (index here) as the first Secretary of Education (obit here).
· In 1981, she returned to private practice at the Hufstedler firm and together with her husband and other Hufstedler firm colleagues, joined Morrison & Foerster 20 years ago where she had a thriving appellate practice.
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