Emma Baumann, Class of 1890

First woman to graduate from Chicago-Kent

Emma Baumann was the first woman to graduate from the Evening Law School, predecessor to Chicago-Kent College of Law. A member of the class of 1890, she was also the 27th woman licensed to practice law in the state of Illinois. Admitted to the bar on October 21, 1890, she soon joined the prominent law firm of Hatch & Ritsher.