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Women Lawyers and Governance in the Progressive Era


Carol Nackenoff


Swarthmore College

Kathleen Sullivan


Ohio University

September 7, 2009


Abstract:     
Progressive Era court reform led to creation of new courts that had both formal and informal positions, some of which were filled by women lawyers and representatives of women's organizations. The Juvenile Court in Chicago, the Chicago Morals Court, and the New York Night Court (subsequently Women's Court) differed in the network of activists promoting their creation, and therefore also differed in the amount of influence organized women and women lawyers wielded in these institutions.

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Keywords: law, gender, american political development

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Date posted: September 9, 2009  

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Nackenoff, Carol and Sullivan, Kathleen, Women Lawyers and Governance in the Progressive Era (September 7, 2009). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1469753 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1469753

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Carol Nackenoff (Contact Author)
Swarthmore College ( email )
Swarthmore, PA 19081
United States
Kathleen Sullivan
Ohio University ( email )
Athens, OH 45701-2979
United States
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