Hannah Parman is a law student at the University of Washington. Prior to law school, she grew up in Corvallis, Oregon, and then attended the University of Puget Sound where she studied Business Administration and Gender Studies. She hopes to use her law degree to advocate for a more fair society and to challenge traditional concepts of justice. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her wife and rescue dog in the wilderness of Washington.
In the 1856 landmark case Mason v. Smith, Bridget “Biddy” Mason sued her master for her and her family’s freedom, a full year before the infamous Dred Scott v. Sandford decision. In the Dred Scott case, the court ruled that enslaved persons did not become … Read MoreThe Bridget “Biddy” Mason Case, 1856