Jeanne Jourdan '57 - Trailblazing Lawyer and Superior Court Judge

The Monarch Impact

May 10 2023 • 30 mins

Jeanne Jourdan graduated from Gwynedd in 1957 and attended college as a history major. After an 11-year hiatus to raise her 5 daughters, Jeanne returned to college to pursue her law degree at the University of Notre Dame Law School. Jeanne was a trailblazer for women in the legal profession. She was both the first female public defender and the first female Superior Court judge in St. Joseph’s County, Michigan. Jeanne continues to help teach the next generation of attorneys.