Women Lawyers and Governance in the Progressive Era

44 Pages Posted: 9 Sep 2009

Date Written: September 7, 2009


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.

Keywords: law, gender, american political development

Suggested Citation

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

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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