Today in Legal History…March 3, 1879

Today in Legal History…March 3, 1879

POSTED: Tuesday, March 3, 2009 - 2:17pm

UPDATED: Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 11:58pm

The first woman is licensed before the U.S. Supreme Court. That license allowed Belva Ann Bennett to become the first female attorney to be allowed to argue before the highest court in the land. Lockwood also ran for President of the U.S. in 1884 and 1888.