Women in the Practice of Law

Belva Lockwood

In 1873, Belva Lockwood graduated from National University Law School (now part of George Washington University), in the District of Columbia. It was with her persistence that Congress passed the law permitting women to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, [20 Stat.292 (1879)].

In 1884, the National Equal Rights Party nominated Lockwood for U.S. President.


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