Professor Colleen Graffy Presents "British Influence on the First Women Lawyers in America" -- American Society of Comparative Law
Professor Colleen P. Graffy presented "British Influence on the First Women Lawyers in America" at the 2020 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Comparative Law, which was co-sponsored by UCLA School of Law International and Comparative Law Program on October 16. The conference theme was Comparative Legal History, and Professor Graffy's panel was titled "Gender, Religious and Political Oppression and Comparative Law." Professor Graffy's presentation explored women's standing and rights from the Anglo-Saxon period up to the adoption of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920. The presentation emphasized the first woman lawyers in colonial America in 1638; the competing influences of the Common Law and Mary Wollstonecraft's "A Vindication of the Rights of Woman" in 1792; and the influences of the abolitionist and suffragette movements in the 19th and 20th centuries.
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