Mary Kay Depoy Harris, 1978L, First Woman to Head Law Review
From a Washington and Lee University News office release on her death:
"Mary DePoy Harris '78L, lawyer and community leader, died Nov. 20, 1997, in Maywood, Ill. She was editor in chief of the Law Review while at W&L. Harris received her undergraduate degree from the University of Vermont where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She practiced with the Chicago firms of Chadwell, Kayser, Ruggles, McGee and Hastings as well as with Gardner, Carton and Douglas before opening a private practice in Evanston, Ill. Harris served as president and treasurer of the Lincolnwood School PTA and was active in the Leadership Evanston Program and the Evanston Child Care Auxiliary. She served as a board member of the Evanston United Way and chairman of the 1995 and 1996 annual fund-raising campaigns."
In her honor, the Class of 1978 Law Scholarship, established in 1990, was renamed the Class of 1978 Law Mary DePoy Harris Scholarship in 1999. That same year, an issue of the Washington and Lee Law Reviewwas dedicated to her.
Washington & Lee University School of Law, Law Review, Women in Law