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Stephanie Robbins Oral History Interview

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Citation

“Stephanie Robbins Oral History Interview,” Madison Historical, accessed September 20, 2021, https://madison-historical.siue.edu/archive/items/show/907.

Description

In this oral history interview, Stephanie Robbins describes her experiences as an attorney in Madison County. She discusses her role as the first female assistant state's attorney in Madison County in the 1970s, particularly her success in helping to achieve rape convictions. She further talks about her experience as a special public defender, as well as the Democratic Party Machine in Madison County in the 70s and Madison County's reputation as a "judicial hellhole." She also briefly discusses her short time as a Spanish professor at SIUE in the early 70s and her experiences as a woman in law school.

Subjects

  • law
  • government
  • politics
  • women's issues

Date

January 30, 2018

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Language

English

Type

  • Oral History

Format

  • mp3
  • pdf

Duration

  • 1:38:30

Interviewer

Hansen, Stephen

Interviewee

Robbins, Stephanie

Bit Rate

178 kbit/s

Identifier

  • Robbins-Stephanie-O-001
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