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Women in Law: A Bio-Bibliographical Sourcebook

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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 ...

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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780313294105
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/30/1996
  • Pages: 390
  • 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.

MARY L. VOLCANSEK is Professor of Political Science at Florida International University.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Florence Ellinwood Allen 17
Mary Arden 25
Anita Augsburg 31
Suzanne Bastid-Basdevant 34
Miriam Ben-Porat 38
Myra Bradwell 45
Beverly Blair Cook 51
Irene R. Cortes 62
Takako Doi 68
Ruth Bader Ginsburg 78
Brenda Marjorie Hale 88
Rosalyn Higgins 94
Leonilde Iotti 101
Barbara Charline Jordan 112
Sylvie Kanigi 118
Carrie Burnham Kilgore 123
Helen Kinnear 129
Claire L'Heureux-Dube 136
Jutta Limbach 144
Burnita Shelton Matthews 150
Beverley McLachlin 159
Soia Mentschikoff 171
Constance Baker Motley 180
Emily Ferguson Murphy 190
Eleanor Holmes Norton 202
Sandra Day O'Connor 210
Sadako Ogata 219
Cecilia Munoz Palma 231
Tamar Pelleg-Sryck 237
Janet Reno 248
Mary Robinson 257
Flerida Ruth P. Romero 266
Simone Rozes-Ludwig 271
Wiltraut Rupp-von Brunneck 277
Helga Seibert 283
Elisabeth Selbert 288
Margaret A. Somerville 292
Helene Stocker 299
Helen Suzman 304
Leah Tsemel 312
Agathe Uwilingiyimana 323
Simone Veil-Jacob 329
Bertha Wilson 338
Appendix 349
Selected Bibliography 353
Index 357
About the Editors and Contributors 371
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