Last updated on: 3/5/2013 | Author: ProCon.org

Hillary Clinton, JD Biography

Title:
Former US Secretary of State
Position:
Con to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“I do not approve of legalized prostitution or any kind of prostitution. It is something that I personally believe is demeaning to women. I have worked against it and I have certainly taken a very strong stand against what happens in many parts of the world where young girls and women are forced into prostitution against their wills. I understand Nevada has a regulated system and it is within the authority of the state. So that is not a federal issue that we will have any role to play in when I am president. But I would obviously speak out against prostitution and try to persuade women that it is not --- even in a regulated system -- necessarily a good way to try to make a living. Let’s try to find other jobs that can be there for women who are looking for a good way to support themselves and their families.”

“Clinton: On Prostitution, Sports Betting and the Politics of a Rock Star,” Reno Gazette-Journal, Apr. 29, 2007

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals with MDs, JDs, PhDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the study of prostitution. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to prostitution issues.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • 67th US Secretary of State, Jan. 21, 2009–Feb. 1, 2013
  • US Senator (D-NY), 2001-2009
  • Democratic Party Presidential Candidate, 2008
  • Recipient, Military Order of the Purple Heart’s Inspirational Leadership Award, 2006
  • Recipient, President’s Vision & Voice Award, American Medical Women’s Association, 2005
  • Recipient, Reserve Officers Association National President’s Award, 2005
  • Inductee, National Women’s Hall of Fame, 2005
  • Recipient, Women in Politics Award, National Hispana Leadership Institute, 2004
  • Recipient, Secretary of Defense Medal for Outstanding Public Service, US Department of Defense, 2001
  • First Lady of the United States, 1993-2000
  • Recipient, Mother Theresa award from Albanian government for work with Kosovar refugees, 1999
  • Recipient, United Arab Emirates Health Foundation Prize, Geneva, Switzerland, 1998
  • Recipient, Humanitarian Award, Elie Wiesel Foundation, 1994
  • Chairperson, Task Force on National Health Care Reform, 1993
  • First Lady of the State of Arkansas, 1979-1981, 1983-1993
Education:
  • JD, Yale University, 1973
  • BA, Wellesley College, 1969
Other:
  • Board Member, TCBY Yogurt Company, 1985-1992
  • Board Member, Wal-Mart, 1985-1992
  • Partner, Rose Law Firm, 1976-1992
  • Board member, Legal Services Corporation, 1978
  • Former Chairperson, American Bar Association’s Commission on Women
  • Former Chairperson, Arkansas Educational Standards Committee
  • Co-Founder, Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families
  • Former Board Member, Children’s Defense Fund
  • Former Board Member, Arkansas Children’s Hospital
  • Former Board Member, Child Care Action Campaign
  • Former Board Member, Children’s Television Workshop
  • Recipient, Martin Luther King, Jr. Award, Progressive National Baptist Convention
  • Married to 42nd US President Bill Clinton
  • Legal name is Hillary Rodham Clinton