Narrative: One of the First Female Graduates from USC's Law School

Jan 17, 2017

This edition of Narrative features an interview from StoryCorps, a unique oral history project that collects the voices of our times. 96-year-old Sarah Leverette graduated from USC’s Law School in 1943, one of the first women to attend. Here, Leverette tells her friend Lisa Wilcox about her experience breaking down barriers to practice law.

Sarah Leverette went on to become the first female faculty member at USC’s Law School and led the League of Women Voters. Learn more about Sarah Leverette's life and career here. To hear her full interview and other select interviews from a local StoryCorps partner, visit