Interview with Mary Louise Graham, April 15, 1992

Project: University of Kentucky Oral History Project

Interview Summary

This is the second interview with Louise Graham, Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky. In 1973, Graham enrolled in law school at the University of Texas, and graduated with a J. D. Her mother was a housewife who sometimes worked outside the home, and her father was a banker. She describes her work environment, the working conditions of her department, and how her salary reflects her responsibilities. Graham states that she does consulting work and has taken one sabbatical leave. Graham talks about the influence of age, gender, and race on careers at the university. Graham discusses the importance of communication with colleagues and the university, and states that gender, race, and age can affect communication.

She describes the administrative structure of her department, and how conflict is resolved. She talks about her personal life and how it impacts her work, emotionally and financially, since she has two elderly parents and a daughter. Graham discusses her personal and professional extracurricular activities. She feels her greatest personal achievement is that she "has taught almost a whole generation of Kentucky lawyers about family law." Graham explains that she is writing a book on Kentucky domestic relations, and currently researching the development of family court and marital property law. She talks about teaching and her teaching philosophy. She feels her most important work has been in the development of the family court system in the state of Kentucky.

Interview Accession

1992oh165_af503

Interviewee Name

Mary Louise Graham

Interviewer Name

Elizabeth Carr

Interview Date

1992-04-15

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Graham, Mary Louise Interview by Elizabeth Carr. 15 Apr. 1992. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Graham, M.L. (1992, April 15). Interview by E. Carr. University of Kentucky Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Graham, Mary Louise, interview by Elizabeth Carr. April 15, 1992, University of Kentucky Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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