Company: Columbia College
Location: Evanston, Illinois, United States
Priscilla Ruth MacDougall, Lawyer at Columbia College, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in legal education.
In a choice between pursuing journalism or law, Ms. MacDougall went with her gut chose the law profession. Backed by a Bachelor of Arts from Bernard College, she attended the University of Michigan in pursuit of a Doctor of Jurisprudence. In 1970, she successfully graduated. Moreover, she had earned an honorary Master’s Equivalent from the University of Paris in 1967. For the first four years of her professional career, Ms. MacDougall acted as the assistant attorney general for the State of Wisconsin. In the following years, she went on to become an instructor at the law school within the University of Wisconsin. By 1988, she had grown to love the field of education just as much as she loved the law, and she accepted a position as an adjunct faculty member at Columbia College. She remained with the institution until 2013 alongside her concurrent role as legal counsel for the Wisconsin Education Association Council. Ms. MacDougall additionally found success as a writer, speaker and educator of women’s rights throughout her career.
An active member of her professional field, Ms. MacDougall maintains affiliation with the Wisconsin State Bar, the Legal Association of Women in Wisconsin and the Women in Law Association. While the law is her first love, it is not her only passion. Outside of her legal endeavors, Ms. MacDougall holds an additional passion for music. The recipient of many awards, she is an accomplished violinist and pianist. She considers the highlight of her musical ventures to be playing in the Beloit James Symphony for 22 years, as well as being mentored by the renowned Rudolph Ganz.
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