The First Women Lawyers: ‘Piecemeal Progress and Circumscribed Success’

Osgoode Hall Law Journal, Vol. 45, No. 2, p. 379, 2007

17 Pages Posted: 19 Jul 2010

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Mary Jane Mossman

York University - Osgoode Hall Law School

Date Written: 2007

Abstract

This paper explores the context in which women gained admission to the bar at the end of the nineteenth century, discusses the stories of some of the first women lawyers in different parts of the world, and reflects on their challenges and choices as members of the legal professions.

Keywords: Women, Lawyers, Challenges, Legal profession

JEL Classification: K39

Suggested Citation

Mossman, Mary, The First Women Lawyers: ‘Piecemeal Progress and Circumscribed Success’ (2007). Osgoode Hall Law Journal, Vol. 45, No. 2, p. 379, 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1645369

Mary Mossman (Contact Author)

York University - Osgoode Hall Law School ( email )

4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3
Canada

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