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Marlene Trestman ’78 Honored by the Journal of Supreme Court History


Marlene Trestman ’78 (photo courtesy of Bryan Burris)

Marlene Trestman ’78, special assistant to the attorney general of Maryland, was honored earlier this month by the Journal of Supreme Court History. Her article, “Fair Labor: The Remarkable Life and Legal Career of Bessie Margolin (1909-1996),” was selected as the winner of the 2013 Hughes-Gossett Award for best article of the year.

Trestman also will deliver the Donald S. Shire lecture at the U.S. Department of Labor in Washington, D.C., on June 28 at 1 p.m. Trestman will share her research about Margolin, who retired in 1972 as associate solicitor of labor after a 33-year career enforcing the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Equal Pay Act. The event is free and open to the public. For more information or to RSVP by June 26, contact Patricia Morgan at 202.693.5772 or morgan.patricia@dol.gov.

Trestman was interviewed in the Summer/Fall 2012 Quarterly about her research and her connection to Bessie Margolin, who for many years was her mentor. Trestman is under contract with LSU Press’s Southern Biography Series to write a biography of Margolin.

— Julie Steinbacher ’10

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