Legal Education for Women


Virginia G. Drachman
Sisters In Law: Women Lawyers in Modern American History

Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press: 1998

Drachman's book is the first scholarly treatment of the lives of women who broke discriminating barriers of the legal profession to embark upon careers which legal precedent and social convention had placed beyond their reach.

In examining the course of events in the lives of women lawyers, Drachman is able to document incremental gains as women were admitted to law schools and to state bars, and as they assumed greater presence in law firms and in court rooms.

Lent by the New York County Clerk's Office.

 

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