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Women in Law

A Bio-Bibliographical Sourcebook

by Rebecca Mae Salokar, Mary L. Volcansek

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September 1996

Greenwood

Pages 392
Volumes 1
Size 6 1/8x9 1/4
Topics Politics, Law, and Government/Law
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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 St^Docker (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.

Table of Contents

Introduction by Mary L. VolcansekFlorence Ellinwood Allen by Sarah WilsonMary Arden by Donald W. JacksonAnita Augsburg by Mary L. Volcansek and Luba DeWittSuzanne Bastid-Basdevant by Jacqueline Lucienne LafonMiriam Ben-Porat by Martin EdelmanMyra Bradwell by Mary L. VolcansekBeverly Blair Cook by Lee EpsteinIrene R. Cortes by C. Neal TateTakako Doi by William B. ClearyRuth Bader Ginsburg by Rebecca Mae SalokarBrenda Marjorie Hale by Donald W. JacksonRosalyn Higgins by Donald W. JacksonLeonilde Iotti by Maria Elisabetta de FranciscisBarbara Charline Jordan by Cassandra R. VeneySylvie Kanigi by Kevin HillCarrie Burnham Kilgore by Greg CaseyHelen Kinnear by Marie Corbett and Doris CorbettClaire L'Heureux-Dubé by Teresa ScassaJutta Limbach by Donald P. KommersBurnita Shelton Matthews by Cynthia HarrisonBeverley McLachlin by C. Lynn SmithSoia Mentschikoff by Zipporah Batshaw WisemanConstance Baker Motley by Gilbert WareEmily Ferguson Murphy by John McLarenEleanor Holmes Norton by Valerie L. PattersonSandra Day O'Connor by Rebecca Mae Salokar and Michael WilsonSadako Ogata by David Wessels with Yoshihide Soeya and Masatsugu NayaCecilia Muñoz Palma by Lawrence W. BeerTamar Pelleg-Sryck by Cheryl A. RubenbergJanet Reno by Giselle De Bruno JamisonMary Robinson by Jerome O'CallaghanFlerida Ruth P. Romero by C. Neal TateSimone Rozès-Ludwig by Jacqueline Lucienne LafonWiltraut Rupp-von Brünneck by Donald P. KommersHelga Seibert by Donald P. KommersElisabeth Selbert by Mary L. Volcansek and Luba DeWittMargaret A. Somerville by Lawrence W. BeerHelene Stöcker by Mary L. Volcansek and Luba DeWittHelen Suzman by John DugardLeah Tsemel by Cheryl A. RubenbergAgathe Uwilingiyimana by Kevin HillSimone Veil-Jacob by Jacqueline Lucienne LafonBertha Wilson by Mary Jane MossmanAppendixSelected BibliographyIndex

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'Well balanced and well documented' describes this split-personality reference source. It would be useful as an encyclopedia of biography alone, but doubles as an informal bibliography. It profiles 43 women from many countries, giving family background, education, career development, achievements, and contributions....Good for research and general reference; highly recommended for all libraries.— Choice

This is a compilation of profiles of 43 women who have made significant contributions to their societies through their work in the legal profession, scholarly legal research, or political activism directed at sociolegal reforms...Unique in scope, this noteworthy volume provides the reader with an in-depth view of women who made a difference in Western societies through the vehicle of the law.—Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin

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