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Women in Law: A Bio-Bibliographical Sourcebook
     

Women in Law: A Bio-Bibliographical Sourcebook

by Rebecca M. Salokar, Mary Volcansek
 

Forty-three women who have made major contributions to the law through their work in the legal profession, scholarly legal research, and political activism directed at socio-legal reforms are profiled in this bio-bibliographical sourcebook. The women featured are from countries and regions with a Western legal tradition, including North America, Europe, Israel,

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Forty-three women who have made major contributions to the law through their work in the legal profession, scholarly legal research, and political activism directed at socio-legal reforms are profiled in this bio-bibliographical sourcebook. The women featured are from countries and regions with a Western legal tradition, including North America, Europe, Israel, Japan, the Philippines, and Africa. Each profile contains extended biographical information and details significant achievements and contributions to the law made by each woman, followed by references.

Forty-three women who have made major contributions to the law through their work in the legal profession, scholarly legal research, and political activism directed at socio-legal reforms are profiled in this bio-bibliographical sourcebook. The women featured are from countries and regions with a Western legal tradition, including North America, Europe, Israel, Japan, the Philippines, and Africa. Each profile contains extended biographical information—their family backgrounds, education, and career development—and their significant achievements and contributions to law. The women featured include a number of those who were path-breakers like Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, and Bertha Wilson, the first woman to sit on the Canadian Supreme Court. Scholars like Margaret Somerville (Canada) and Beverly Blair Cook (U.S.), and political activists like Helene Stöcker (Germany) and Leah Tsemel (Israel) are also included. The introduction to the work presents a comprehensive and historical overview of the role of women as citizens, scholars, lawyers, judges, office holders, and activists, and also provides a review of the scholarship on women in law.

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Highlights the family background, education, career development, achievements and contributions of 43 women who were legal practitioners, scholars, educators, or political activists before attitudes toward women in the professions and in the political sphere began to soften some 20 years ago. Includes women from the United States, Canada, Germany, the Philippines, Israel, France, Ireland, the United Kingdom, South Africa, Japan, Italy, Burundi, and Rwanda. The introduction provides some additional history and addresses a few of the problems that inhere in writing about women. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313294105
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/30/1996
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

REBECCA MAE SALOKAR is Associate Professor of Political Science at Florida International University. She has published on the Office of the Solicitor General of the United States, the roles of congressional legal counsels, church politics in Florida and abortion, the Florida constitutional right to privacy, and gay and lesbian litigation.

MARY L. VOLCANSEK is Professor of Political Science at Florida International University. Her many publications focus on American and European judicial systems especially aspects of behavior, selection and removal, including Judicial Selection: The Cross-Evolution of French and American Practices (Greenwood Press, 1987) and Judicial Misconduct: A Cross National Comparison (1996).

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