Trailblazing Women Women students and faculty at a party in 1962. Herma Hill Kay is standing fourth from right; Babette Barton is standing on the far right. Read the stories of some of the women luminaries of Berkeley Law who have been lighting the way for over a century. Herma Hill Kay Second woman professor and first woman dean Herma Hill Kay taught at Berkeley Law for 57 years and wrote seminal works on sex-based discrimination, family law, conflict of laws, and diversity in legal education. Barbara Armstrong In 1919, Barbara Nachtrieb Armstrong (Class of 1915) was appointed to the Berkeley Law faculty as the first woman law professor in America. Babette Barton Babette Barton (Class of 1954), Berkeley Law's third woman professor, is known for her outstanding achievements in the field of tax law, her teaching and scholarship, and her active contributions to the Berkeley campus community. Pauli Murray Pauli Murray (Berkeley Law LL.M. Class of 1945) was an architect of two of the most important social-justice movements of the twentieth century. Annie Coker Berkeley Law's first Black woman graduate, Annie Coker (Class of 1929) was also California’s first Black woman lawyer, and left a legacy of pride for the students and alumni who came after her. Esto Broughton Esto Broughton (Class of 1916) was among the first women elected to the California Legislature in 1918 who had an impact on the state’s legal and political culture that resonates today.