Center for Women in Law

Convening leaders, generating ideas, leading change.

About The Center

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The Center is the premier educational institution devoted to the success of the entire spectrum of women in law, from first-year law students to the most experienced and accomplished attorneys. It combines theory with practice, identifying and addressing the persistent issues facing individual women and the profession as a whole. The Center serves as a national resource to convene leaders, generate ideas, and lead change.

Under the leadership of Executive Director Linda Bray Chanow, the Center advocates for significant and lasting changes in the law and the practice of law by:

  • Building a national movement by facilitating strategic partnerships through its Consortium for Advancing Women Lawyers;
  • Providing leadership programs that position women lawyers for success at all stages in their careers;
  • Promoting  best practices for advancing women in law firms, businesses, and other organizations;
  • Advocating for creative solutions that allow women to raise families while building legal careers;
  • Providing a center for academic research;
  • Serving as a resource to law firms, businesses and other organizations across Texas and throughout the U.S.

The Center is conceived by women, founded by women, and funded by women. Its strategy and vision are directed by women. Initially the idea of seven women, the Center now proudly has fifty Founding Members.

Thanks to the generous support of the Founding Members, we have been able to launch programs that we know are making an impact.  Video: Five Years of Advancing Women Lawyers

Your financial support will help us pay for the programs that we must expand to realize our mission.  Make a gift to the Center.

For more information, please contact Abby Hemphill at

The Center for Women in Law was featured in the Winter 2008 issue of UT Law magazine. The article is available online.