Women’s Legal Landmarks Release Date
Lookout for this exciting book on legal landmarks to which our director, Pragna Patel has contributed.
Women’s Legal Landmarks: Celebrating the history of women and law in the UK and Ireland
Edited by Erika Rackley & Rosemary Auchmuty
A landmark publication canvassing 100 years of women in the law in the UK and Ireland.
Women’s Legal Landmarks commemorates the centenary of women’s admission in 1919 to the legal profession in the UK and Ireland by identifying key legal landmarks in women’s legal history. Over 80 authors write about landmarks that represent a significant achievement or turning point in women’s engagement with law and law reform. The landmarks cover a wide range of topics, including matrimonial property, the right to vote, prostitution, surrogacy and assisted reproduction, rape, domestic violence, FGM, equal pay, abortion, image-based sexual abuse, and the ordination of women bishops, as well as the life stories of women who were the first to undertake key legal roles and positions. Together the landmarks offer a scholarly intervention in the recovery of women’s lost history and in the development of methodology of feminist legal history as well as a demonstration of women’s agency and activism in the achievement of law reform and justice.