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Author Mossman, Mary Jane.

Title The First Women Lawyers / Mossman, Mary Jane
Published [Place of publication not identified] : Hart Publishing Ltd, 2006


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Description xi, 329 pages : portraits ; 23 cm
Contents Ch. 5 Colonies of the British Empire: the first woman lawyer in New Zealand. Ethel Benjamin
Portraits of women lawyers -- Introduction : the first women lawyers -- Prologue : contemporary questions about women as lawyers -- Rethinking the first women lawyers : themes of gender, professionalism and women's lives -- Toward a comparative history : introducing the first women lawyers -- 1 American pioneers : the first women lawyers -- A century of struggle -- The context for the first women lawyers : new ideas about women's equality and legal professionalism -- Constitutionalising (in)equality for women lawyers -- Women's rights and professional identities -- 2 Women lawyers in Canada : becoming lawyers 'on the same terms as men' -- Women as 'fellow lawyers' -- The context for the first women lawyers in Canada : reformist ideas about professionalism and women's roles -- 'Persons,' pronouns, and policy choices : judicial reasoning in French and Langstaff -- Contested ideas : new women and legal professionalism -- 3 'Sound women' and legal work : the first women in law in Britain -- Women's access to the legal professions in Britain -- Eliza Orme : challenging 'woman's sphere' and a 'gentleman's profession' -- A woman in law in the public sphere -- Eliza Orme and the gender issue -- 4 Colonies of the British Empire : the first woman lawyer in New Zealand -- Women lawyers in the Colonies -- Ethel Benjamin -- A 'rebel [extending] the boundary of the right'? -- 5 The Empire and British India : the first Indian woman 'in law' -- A woman pleading in a British court in India : 1896 -- Becoming a woman in law in India -- Cornelia Sorabji : 'no peer among the women of India' -- 6 European connections : women in law and the role of Louis Frank -- La Femme-Avocat and European women lawyers -- Lydia Poet, Marie Popelin and Jeanne Chauvin : Louis Frank's support for women in law -- The context of L'Affaire Chauvin -- Conclusion : reflecting on the first women lawyers
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Benjamin, Ethel, 1875-1943.
Women lawyers -- History.
Lawyers -- History.
Practice of law -- History.
Sex discrimination in employment -- History.
Women lawyers -- New Zealand -- Dunedin.
LC no. 2006281295
ISBN 1841135909