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Former NJ Governor Christine Whitman to Discuss Impact of Women in Politics as Blume-Silverstein Lecturer on April 28

April 05, 2010 – 

The Honorable Christine Todd Whitman, former New Jersey Governor and the first woman to lead the state, will present the 2010 Elizabeth Blume-Silverstein Lecture at

Gov. Whitman   
Rutgers School of Law–Newark on Wednesday, April 28, at 6 pm. The title of her lecture is “Do Women Transform Politics?”

The lecture is free and open to the public. Registration is required at law.newark.rutgers.edu/blume-silverstein.

The lecture honors the law school’s Class of 1911 graduate Elizabeth Blume-Silverstein, a pioneer in many areas of jurisprudence and professional accomplishment traditionally dominated by men. Among her many “firsts,” Blume-Silverstein was the first woman to actively practice law in New Jersey and the first woman to try a murder case in the state unassisted. The lecture is made possible by a gift from Lawrence C. Bathgate II ’64, a law school classmate and longtime friend of Nathan Silverstein, son of Elizabeth Blume-Silverstein and Max Silverstein.

Governor Whitman is president of the Whitman Strategy Group, a consulting firm that specializes in energy and environmental issues. She is also co-chair of the Republican Leadership Council, which she co-founded with Senator John Danforth, whose mission is to support fiscally conservative, socially tolerant candidates and to reclaim the word Republican. She was the 50th Governor of the State of New Jersey, serving as its first woman governor from 1994 until 2001. Governor Whitman served in the cabinet of President George W. Bush as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency from January of 2001 until June of 2003.
What:  2010 Elizabeth Blume-Silverstein Lecture 
Who:  The Honorable Christine Todd Whitman on “Do Women Transform Politics?” 
When:  6 pm, Wednesday, April 28, 2010 
Where:  Baker Trial Courtroom, Rutgers School of Law–Newark