Women’s Legal History

A project of the Robert Crowne Law Library, the Women’s Legal History (WLH) website is full of articles and papers on women lawyers throughout history. It also hosts the Indexes and Bibliographic Notes for the book, Woman Lawyer: The Trials of Clara Foltz, written by Barbara Babcock, he first woman admitted to the California bar and the first woman appointed to the regular faculty at Stanford Law School.

You can search for a specific lawyer or simply browse through the alphabetical listings. The entries vary in detail, some are bare-boned others are are extensive. Most include at least basic facts about the lawyer’s career, such as where she went to law school, where she practiced, and the positions she held. Many include photographs and links to further research materials about the lawyer. The biographies can also be searched by ethnicity, law school, practice area, state, region or decade.

You can even follow the WLH blog for regular updates and additions to the database.



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