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Monday, February 24, 2014

Ind. Courts - "Purdue Women Feature: Loretta Rush worked her way up from Purdue to Indiana Supreme Court Justice"

The Exponent has a feature story, dated Feb. 21st, on Purdue alumna Loretta Rush, reported by Taylor Carlier. A few quotes:

She is the only woman in the Indiana Supreme Court, only woman that was elected as a judge in her county and one of the few women to study at West Point Military Academy.

Loretta Rush, who graduated from Purdue’s College of Liberal Arts in 1980, understands what it’s like to achieve her goals in a male-dominated industry.

“There were moments in the process that weren’t easy,” she said. “I was always really grateful of the people that came before me, for the work that they had done. Women weren’t allowed to practice law in Indiana until 1893.”

Rush didn’t intend to work in law until she enrolled at Purdue and took interest in a specific constitutional law class. Her decision to work in that field was sealed when one of her friends was going to Indianapolis to take the LSAT, and she decided to tag along to take it for fun.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on February 24, 2014 02:24 PM
Posted to Indiana Courts