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Revolutionary Women Lawyers:

Ellen Spencer Mussey and Emma Gillett

Lake Erie College

Ellen Spencer Mussey and Emma Gillett, who attended Lake Erie College (Lake Erie Female Seminary) in 1870 and 1865-66 respectively, paved the way for women in the legal profession through the founding of the Washington College of Law.

Kayla Clark is a sophomore at Lake Erie College and majoring in history. In addition to this article, she also authored our extended trading card narratives on Mussey and Gillett, and developed a scrapbook of historical newspaper clippings and photographs for her Rhetoric of Women's Rights class.