Portraits Project

74 portraits hang in the halls of Yale Law School. Only 6 feature women. 

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Yale Law Women is pleased to present the Portraits Project. This guide aims to celebrate the six remarkable alumnae whose portraits grace the walls of the Law School, to draw attention to the unequal visual representation of women, to describe the process by which portraits are created, and to highlight women whose accomplishments might merit a portrait. We hope this resource inspires interested students and alumni to change the disparate visual representation that currently persists in the halls of YLS. The project has been featured in an article written in the Yale Daily News. Click here to read the article.

Click here to read the guide. Click on the photos in the gallery below to learn about the six women currently featured in portraits at Yale Law School.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

Thank you to our many collaborators and contributors. This project would not have been possible without the guidance of Janet Conroy and Dean Mike Thompson. Richard Croteau graciously allowed us to use his photographs of the portraits for this report. We also thank Rachel Wilf for her invaluable insights and contributions.

THE PORTRAITS PROJECT COMMITTEE

Matt Ampleman

Asli Bashir

McKaye Neumeister

Victoria Pasculli

Jacqueline Van De Velde

CHAIR OF THE PORTRAITS PROJECT

Kathryn Loomis

CHAIR OF YALE LAW WOMEN

Stephanie Krent