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Michelle Obama: Lawyer and First Lady

Michelle Obama, lawyer and wife of President-Elect Barack Obama, is now about to assume the role of first lady.  In honor of this event, Ms. JD offers this brief biography of Michelle Obama:

Michelle Obama was born on the South Side of Chicago, and graduated with her undergraduate degree from Princeton University.  She then attended Harvard Law School.  While there, she participated in political demonstrations, especially advocating for the hiring of a diverse faculty.  Upon graduation, she returned to work in Chicago.

Michelle Obama worked for the law firm Sidley Austin, on the staff of the Mayor of Chicago Richard M. Daley, and for the University of Chicago Hospitals.  While at Sidley Austin, she worked on marketing and intellectual property.  She has not only had a successful legal career, but will now be the first African American First Lady of the United States.  Michelle Obama is also the dedicated mother of two girls.



It is a truly sincere joy, that an african american female lawyer is now our first lady. I congratulate Ms Obama and wish her all the best for next four years.
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Michelle Obama also has all my respect. Being a woman too, she surprises me how she can achieve so much and still stay so humble, and supportive of her husband while juggling career and two kids. It almost seems too good to be true for her. Perhaps being a lawyer has taught her something about stress management.

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