Michigan Supreme Court Justice Patricia Boyle talks about her childhood, the influence of family on her life, and her college years at the University of Michigan, an institution which she says was woefully lacking in diversity during her time there. She also says that she "fell into" the practice of law, describes law school, and says that she was ill treated by her male classmates. After law school, Boyle says that she had an almost impossible time finding a job in a male dominated field and that the job interview process itself was often sexist. She says that early in her career she was naive about sexism in the legal field, cites the disparity in pay between genders, and says that women are denied equal opportunity and that most women in the field work as secretaries or "helpers". Boyle also recalls the tensions between her career and family life, her eventual divorce, her second marriage and the impact of her career on her children. First of three interviews of Justice Boyle.