Legal Knowledge Podcast Bonus Content - S1E6
Rose May Davis
Davis joined her brother’s private practice after passing the Virginia bar exam as a 2L. She later earned her PhD in chemistry at Duke University, where she was the first woman to receive a doctorate degree. Davis went on to teach chemistry at Randolph-Macon College. (Image courtesy Duke University Archives)
Lipop was the Law School’s librarian and enrolled as a non-degree student in 1920. She took classes until 1923 and served as law librarian until 1945. Law School Dean William Minor Lile described Lipop as “efficient,” “intelligent,” and “indefatigable.”
Elizabeth N. Tompkins
Tompkins clerked for two years after graduation and then entered private practice in Richmond, Virginia, where she had a successful 54-year legal career.