Outstanding Women: Sharon Zemel Weiss

Law360, New York (April 18, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- For a long time, Sharon Weiss laughed off the idea of becoming a lawyer. But ultimately she could not escape her calling.

As a “clueless” freshman at the University of California at Irvine, she landed in an Introduction to the Study of Law class with some of her upperclassmen friends.

“I said to myself: No, I am not going to be a lawyer. That would require more school,” she said.

But what began as one class soon morphed into four classes with a dynamic, visiting professor,...
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