Cassie Chambers grew up far away from elite institutions, in the Appalachia area of Eastern Kentucky. But in this episode of The Jabot, we discuss how the strong women in her family propelled her beyond the hollers and into the top of the legal profession. Rather than get sucked into the trap of Biglaw, Cassie used her education to help the region she loves.
And Cassie has a very prestigious résumé, having graduated from Yale College, the Yale School of Public Health, the London School of Economics, and Harvard Law School and being a Skadden Fellow. Not content to sit on those accomplishments, Cassie has added author to her résumé, writing the recently published Hill Women: Finding Family and a Way Forward in the Appalachian Mountains. Join us for a great conversation about the compelling memoir.
The Jabot podcast is an offshoot of the Above the Law brand focused on the challenges women, people of color, LGBTQIA, and other diverse populations face in the legal industry. Our name comes from none other than the Notorious Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the jabot (decorative collar) she wears when delivering dissents from the bench. It’s a reminder that even when we aren’t winning, we’re still a powerful force to be reckoned with.
Kathryn Rubino is a Senior Editor at Above the Law, and host of The Jabot podcast. AtL tipsters are the best, so please connect with her. Feel free to email her with any tips, questions, or comments and follow her on Twitter (@Kathryn1).
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