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List of famous female jurists, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest female jurists list contains the most prominent and top females known for being jurists. There are thousand of females working as jurists in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic jurists have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a female aspiring to be a jurist then the people below should give you inspiration.

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While this isn't a list of all female jurists, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female jurists?" and "Who are the best female jurists?"
Sonia Sotomayor is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Jurists
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Sonia Maria Sotomayor is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, serving since August 2009. She is the 111th appointment to the Court, has the distinction of being its first justice of Hispanic heritage, its third female justice, and its twelfth Roman Catholic justice. ...more

Age: 62

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Editor, Judge, Jurist, Lawyer

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#22 on The Most Powerful Women In The World

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Jurists
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Ruth Joan Bader Ginsburg is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Ginsburg was appointed by President Bill Clinton and took the oath of office on August 10, 1993. She is the second female justice and the first Jewish female justice. She is generally viewed as belonging to ...more

Age: 84

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Judge, Jurist, Lawyer

Credits: A Century of Women, Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg, The Jewish Americans, Election 2000

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#92 on The Most Powerful Women In The World

#35 on Guests You Hope to See on Late Show with Stephen Colbert

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Maria Lourdes Sereno is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Jurists
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MarĂ­a Lourdes Aranal-Sereno is the 24th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines. At age 52, she is the second youngest and the first female to head the judiciary. In August 2010, she was appointed Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines, its 169th Member and the first ...more

Age: 56

Birthplace: Manila, Philippines

Profession: Judge, Jurist, Lawyer

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Louise Arbour, CC GOQ was the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, a former justice of the Supreme Court of Canada and the Court of Appeal for Ontario and a former Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda. From 2009 until 2014, she served as ...more

Age: 70

Birthplace: Montreal, Canada

Profession: Judge, Diplomat, Jurist, Lawyer

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