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Anne Slifkin was born in Urbana, Ill., in 1951 and was raised in the Raleigh-Durham area. She discusses some of her early childhood experiences with her parents who were both scientists. Slifkin also describes attending Chapel Hill High School in 1966, the year when segregation was abolished in Chapel Hill, and her experiences during desegregation. Slifkin speaks about her college experience at Brandeis University including several instances in which she encountered gender discrimination in various forms. Slifkin then reflects on her experiences in law school at UNC School of Law and the struggles that she initially faced finding work as a trial attorney during the late 1970s. Slifkin closes by reflecting on her career as a trial attorney in the Triangle area, discusses some notable cases from her career, and provides advice for future attorneys on how to handle losses in court.

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