Hillary Clinton’s Career Prior to 1992

The following is just a list of career stops and positions held by Hillary Rodham Clinton from her law school days through the Presidential election of 1992.

I put together this list to see and show the trends and/or focuses of her career as an attorney.

  • 1973 Harvard Law Review, feature article, “Children Under the Law”
  • 1973 First staff attorney for Children’s Defense Fund (founded by Marian Wright Edelman)
  • 1973 Consultant to the Carnegie Council on Children
  • 1974 One of only two female faculty at the School of Law, Univ. of Arkansas, Fayetteville
  • 1975 Married Bill Clinton, but did not change her name
  • 1976 campaign director of field operations for Jimmy Carter campaign in Indiana
  • 1977 Joined Rose Law Firm
  • 1977 Rodham, Hillary; Steiner, Gilbert Y. (June 1977). “Children’s Policies: Abandonment and Neglect”. Yale Law Journal 68 (7): 1522–1531. doi:10.2307/795794. JSTOR 795794.
  • 1977 Co-founded Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families
  • 1978-1981 BoD, Legal Services Corporation (first woman to chair the board)
  • 1979 Rodham, Hillary (1979). “Children’s Rights: A Legal Perspective”. In Patricia A. Vardin, Ilene N. Brody (eds.). Children’s Rights: Contemporary Perspectives. New York: Teachers College Press. pp. 21–36.
  • 1979 chair of the Arkansas Rural Health Advisory Committee (appt by Bill)
  • 1979 first woman to be made a full partner of Rose Law Firm
  • 1982-1988 BoD and chair, New World Foundation
  • 1983 chair of the Arkansas Educational Standards Committee
  • 1983 Arkansas Woman of the Year
  • 1984 Arkansas Mother of the Year
  • 1985 Created Arkansas’s Home Instruction Program for Preschool Youth
  • 1985-1992 BoD, TCBY
  • 1986-1992 BoD, Wal-Mart Stores (first female board member)
  • 1986-1992 Chair, BoD Children’s Defense Fund
  • 1987-1991 Chair, American Bar Association’s Commission on Women in the Profession
  • 1988 & 1991 Rated one of the 100 most influential lawyers in America, National Law Journal
  • 1988-1992 BoD Arkansas Children’s Hospital Legal Services
  • 1990-1992 BoD, Lafarge

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