Pushing forward

When Ilana Diamond Rovner was 7 years old, she wrote an essay for her second grade class boldly professing: “I want to be a lawyer.”Instead of traditional bedtime stories, Rovner’s parents told her about the law. Inspired by the narratives, her ambitions began to take shape and neighbors often referred to her as Portia — as in Shakespeare’s heroine in “The Merchant of Venice. …

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