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Michael Zhang

was born in New York, New York, to Trinidadian immigrants, John and Hilda Fenwick. Her father was a landlord who managed several properties located in Harlem and the Bronx.

Fenwick attended Barnard College in New York, where she graduated in 1953 with a degree in history. Upon graduation, Fenwick attended Harvard Law School. She was one of only a handful of women in her class since the law school began admitting women only in 1950 just three years prior to Fenwick s arrival While women were now admitted to the institution they were not necessarily made to feel welcome For many years women served as targets for their male peers and professors Notoriously a monthly event known as Ladies Day involved professors calling on female students in class with the intention to publicly embarrass and humiliate the respondents Fenwick also recollected an instance during her time at Harvard Law ...