Mentschikoff, Soia
1915 - 1964

Born: 2/4/1915
Died: 6/18/1964
Ethnicity: White/Caucasian
Professional Facts

Practice Area:
Commercial Law
International Law
Commercial law
International law
Regions and States of Practice:
IL, Midwest
MA, Northeast
NY, Northeast
Legal Education:
Columbia Law School, 1937
Other Education:
Hunter College (1934)
Positions During Her Career:
Associate at Scandrett, Tuttle, & Chalaire (1937-1941)
General counsel at a small mannequin company (1941)
Associate "expert" in labor relations at Spence Windels, Wolser, Hotchkiss, & Angell (1941-1944)
Partner at Spence, Hotchkiss, Parker and Duryee (1944-1949)
Professor at Harvard Law School (1947-1949)
Professor at Chicago Law School (1951-1962)
Visiting professor at the University of Miami Law School (1967-1973)
Dean of the University of Miami Law School (1973-1982)
On the Panel of Arbitrators (1980)
Woman partner in a major Wall Street firm - Spence, Hotchkiss, Parker and Duryee (1944)
Woman professor at Harvard Law School (1947)
Woman to teach at Chicago Law School (1951)
Woman president of American Association of Law Schools (1973)
Received an honorary degree from Georgetown Law center (1980)

Further Research Materials

Susan Ware (Editor) and Stacy Braukman, Notable American Women: A Biographical Dictionary Completing The Twentieth Century. The Bellknap Press of Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts 2004.
Dawn Bradley Berry, The 50 Most Influential Women in American Law. Los Angeles: Contemporary Books (1996).
Rebecca Mae Salokar and Mary L. Volcansek (Eds.), Women in Law: A Bio-bibliographical Sourcebook. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press (1996).
Noram Lee Browning, Woman Invades Harvard, Chicago Daily Tribune, April 27, 1947, at G2


Student Papers:
Soia Mentschikoff: First Woman Everything
Facher, Betsy, 1997