Hastings Journal on Gender and the Law

Article Title

Grey Matters


Lois Schwartz


In this narrative, Professor Lois Schwartz discusses the experience of finding her first grey hair, which led to her life-changing decision to enroll in law school at the age of forty. She explores her personal experience as a law student, a mother, a woman, and member of a so-called "geriatric study group" during her three years of legal education. Now a law professor herself, she discusses how her experiences as a student helped to shape who she is as a professor. She also reflects on the changes that have occurred to the legal profession since her time as a student, as well as those that have not.