Chief Justice Abrahamson recognized that achieving a more equal world through the law meant that she could never be content to rest on her trailblazing status. As the only woman in her class at Indiana Law School, and its valedictorian, she was always likely to make a mark on the profession. She knew, however, that she could make a bigger mark on the world and our state by shaping the law to embody the concepts of justice, fairness, and equality that we all learn, as she once put, as children
. She did that as a lawyer, a professor, and a Justice for over 60 years.