Kate Stoneman: Pioneer for Equality

PIONEERING WOMEN LAWYERS: FROM KATE STONEMAN TO THE PRESENT, Patricia Salkin, ed., American Bar Association, 2008

Albany Law School Research Paper

12 Pages Posted: 31 Jul 2010  

Katheryn D. Katz

Albany Law School

Date Written: 2008

Abstract

This article is a brief biography of the life of Kate Stoneman, the first woman to be admitted to the New York State Bar. In 1886, she was the first woman to pass both the written and oral sections of the bar exam, but was denied admission based solely upon her gender. It would take a change in the New York law to permit a woman to be admitted to bar.

Kate Stoneman was a champion of the suffrage movement and an important figure in womens rights movements.

Suggested Citation

Katz, Katheryn D., Kate Stoneman: Pioneer for Equality (2008). PIONEERING WOMEN LAWYERS: FROM KATE STONEMAN TO THE PRESENT, Patricia Salkin, ed., American Bar Association, 2008; Albany Law School Research Paper. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1639885

Katheryn D. Katz (Contact Author)

Albany Law School ( email )

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Albany, NY 12208
United States

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