Legal Education for Women


The Woman's Manual of Law

New York, Boston & Chicago: Silver, Burdett and Company, 1902

Here is a book written for women by a lawyer who was a woman. Born in Warwick, R.I. in 1857, Mary A. Greene was a member of the Boston Bar after graduating magna cum laude from Boston University Law School in 1888. 

She was the second woman to be admitted to the Boston Bar and the first woman to contribute articles to the American Law Review. She recognized the need for women to understand laws governing the business world as well as domestic life. 

In her introduction to this volume she wrote: "Today we have women capitalists and a vast army of women wage earners" who would materially benefit from a practical knowledge of the law. 

The Woman's Manual of Law instructs women on topics from partnerships and corporations to bank accounts, investments and real estate mortgages. 

An author of several books, Mary Greene also wrote The Legal Status of Women in Rhode Island (1900).

Lent by the New York Law Institute

 

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