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Ingrid Erwin


Video interview with Greenvile SC lawyer, Ingrid Erwin, 1978 Furman Phi Beta Kappa member, and graduate. Ms. Erwin begins talking about her family, attending Furman, and Don Aiesi, one of her inspirational professors. She discusses the process she went through applying to law school directly after graduating Furman, and talks about her experiences as a young, Southern woman at the University of Virginia School of Law. Ms. Erwin tells of the differences between Furman and law school. She talks about why she became a lawyer, gives advice to students interested in going to law school, and discusses her law career after graduating. Ms. Irwin speaks about some of the discrimination she has faced as a woman lawyer, what the career is like, and gives advice to future lawyers, including how to survive this tough occupation. She also talks about some issues important to her, and discusses the things she is involved in outside of her career.

Scholarship Type

Faculty Scholarship

Publication Date


City and State

Greenville (S.C.)


Furman University; History; Oral histories; Alumni and alumnae




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