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Women in law: a legal timeline

In celebration of International Women’s Day, explore our interactive timeline detailing women’s legal landmarks throughout history. Covering from 1835, when married women’s property laws began to be reformed in America, through to future considerations on how the English judiciary system can continue to improve diversity, delve into the key milestones of women’s legal history. In addition, discover the global female pioneers of the legal profession, such as Arabella Mansfield, who was the first female American lawyer or Clara Brett Martin, who was the first female lawyer in Canada.

As well as highlighting key milestones and pioneers, this timeline incorporates links to articles, providing you with further reading on women’s legal history, including a plethora of Oxford University Press’ online journals and other online resources.

Featured image credit: Notebook Work Girl. CCO creative commons via Pixabay.

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