Hillary Clinton Education. Wife of Bill Clinton, First Lady of the country, Secretary of State in the White House.

Hillary Clinton Education Summary:

Maine East High School


Maine South High School


Wellesley College


Yale Law School


Hillary Rodham Clinton is one of the most influential women politicians in the world. Since 1968 he has been a supporter of the US Democratic Party. From 1993 to 2001, she was the First Lady of the country as the wife of Bill Clinton, the 42nd President of the United States. Between 2009 and 2013 she held the post of Secretary of State in the White House. Was the main rival of Donald Trump at the election of the 45th US president.

Hillary Clinton was born in a conservative family owned by the United Baptist Church of Chicago. The girl's father, Hugh Elsworth Rhode, was the owner of the fabric supply company, and her mother, Dorothy Emma Howell, was engaged in housekeeping. Hillary was the first child in the family, soon replenished boys Hugh and Tony. In 1950, after the birth of the younger baby Hugh, the family of Rhode-Howel moved from Chicago to the suburban Park Ridge.

As a child, Hillary was not dreaming of a career as a politician. She dreamed of space flights and even wrote a letter to NASA, telling how much she wants to become the first woman in space. In a response letter from NASA it was written: "We do not accept women."

Hillary Clinton Education

Excellent assessments, active participation in the religious and public life of the city, chairmanship in numerous school clubs, assistance in the election campaign of Republican Barry Goldwater - all this was in the school yearbooks of the future Mrs. Clinton.

In 1965, Hillary graduated from high school, becoming a finalist of the state program for gifted students. This achievement allowed the girl to choose any of 1600 higher educational institutions participating in the program. Hillary stopped at Wellesley College of Women, whose students studied free art, choosing courses with a political bias.

Hillary Clinton graduated from Wellesley College in 1969
Hillary Clinton graduated from Wellesley College in 1969

In 1969, Hillary received a bachelor's degree in political science. The next step was the law school at Yale University. Here the girl met her future husband Bill Clinton.

Hillary earned a Juris Doctor from Yale Law School in 1973
Hillary earned a Juris Doctor from Yale Law School in 1973

In 1973, she received a long-awaited doctorate in jurisprudence, but it was too early to say goodbye to Yale: she devoted the following year to the course of children's medicine at a specialized training center for alma mater. Upon completion of the program, she received a lawyer position in the Children's Protection Fund.

In 1974, 27-year-old Hillary became a member of the legal commission preparing an indictment in connection with the Watergate scandal. The organization contributed to the resignation of President Richard Nixon.

Yale Law School and postgraduate studies

Rodham then entered Yale Law School, where she served on the editorial board of the Yale Review of Law and Social Action. During her second year, she worked at the Yale Child Study Center,learning about new research on early childhood brain development and working as a research assistant on the seminal work, Beyond the Best Interests of the Child (1973). She also took on cases of child abuse at Yale–New Haven Hospital and volunteered at New Haven Legal Services to provide free legal advice for the poor. In the summer of 1970 she was awarded a grant to work at Marian Wright Edelman's Washington Research Project, where she was assigned to Senator Walter Mondale's Subcommittee on Migratory Labor. There she researched various migrant workers' issues including education, health and housing. Edelman later became a significant mentor. Rodham was recruited by political advisor Anne Wexler to work on the 1970 campaign of Connecticut U.S. Senate candidate Joseph Duffey, with Rodham later crediting Wexler with providing her first job in politics.

Hillary Clinton at Maine South High School
Hillary Clinton attended Maine East High School

In the spring of 1971, she began dating Bill Clinton, who was also a law student at Yale. During the summer, she interned at the Oakland, California, law firm of Treuhaft, Walker and Burnstein. The firm was well known for its support of constitutional rights, civil liberties and radical causes (two of its four partners were current or former Communist Party members); Rodham worked on child custody and other cases.[a] Clinton canceled his original summer plans in order to live with her in California; the couple continued living together in New Haven when they returned to law school. The following summer, Rodham and Clinton campaigned in Texas for unsuccessful 1972 Democratic presidential candidate George McGovern. She received a Juris Doctor degree from Yale in 1973, having stayed on an extra year to be with Clinton. He first proposed marriage to her following graduation but she declined, uncertain if she wanted to tie her future to his.

Hillary Clinton Maine East High School
Hillary Clinton  studied at Maine East High School

Rodham began a year of postgraduate study on children and medicine at the Yale Child Study Center. In late 1973 her first scholarly article, "Children Under the Law", was published in the Harvard Educational Review. Discussing the new children's rights movement, the article stated that "child citizens" were "powerless individuals" and argued that children should not be considered equally incompetent from birth to attaining legal age, but instead that courts should presume competence except when there is evidence otherwise, on a case-by-case basis. The article became frequently cited in the field.