anita-hill

Anita Hill, 1965 - present

Anita Hill, 1965 – present

Anita Hill, 1965 – present

Anita Hill is an American lawyer and academic. She was admitted to the District of Columbia Bar in 1980 and began her law career as an associate with the Washington D.C. firm of Wald, Harkrader & Ross. In 1981, she became an attorney-adviser to Clarence Thomas, who was then the Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights. She became a national figure in 1991 when she accused Clarence Thomas, then the U.S. Supreme Court nominee, her supervisor at the United States Department of Education and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, of sexual harassment. Afterwards, Hill became a proponent for women’s rights and feminism. She argues that since women and men have different life experiences, histories, and ways of thinking, that the participation of both women and men is necessary for a balanced court system. She writes that in order for the best law system to be created in the United States, all people need the ability to be represented. Currently, Hill is a university professor of social policy, law, and women’s studies at Brandeis University and a faculty member of the university’s Heller School for Social Policy and Management.

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  1. Anita Hill, 1965 – present

    Anita Hill is an American lawyer and academic. She was admitted to the District of Columbia Bar in 1980 and began her law career as an associate with the Washington D.C. firm of Wald, Harkrader & Ross. In 1981, she became an attorney-adviser to Clarence Thomas, who was then the Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights. She became a national figure in 1991 when she accused Clarence Thomas, then the U.S. Supreme Court nominee, her supervisor at the United States Department of Education and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, of sexual harassment. Afterwards, Hill became a proponent for women’s rights and feminism. She argues that since women and men have different life experiences, histories, and ways of thinking, that the participation of both women and men is necessary for a balanced court system. She writes that in order for the best law system to be created in the United States, all people need the ability to be represented. Currently, Hill is a university professor of social policy, law, and women’s studies at Brandeis University and a faculty member of the university’s Heller School for Social Policy and Management.

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