2019 marks the 100th anniversary of the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act 1919, which made it possible for women to qualify as barristers or solicitors for the first time. We are delighted to be collaborating with the Association of Women Judges and the First 100 Years project to celebrate this anniversary and to tell the stories of some of the women who have studied law at Oxford, both in the early years and more recently.
This joint conversation between Professor Sandra Fredman and Dame Laura Cox, moderated by Hon Judge Jennifer Eady is a joint OxHRH event in collaboration with the Association of Women Judges to celebrate 100 years of women lawyers.
The Association is launching the celebration of 100 years of women lawyers with an event at the Supreme Court, followed by 3 regional lectures with an academic and a women judge discussing a theme. This lecture is part of that 3-part series and focuses on the failures of discrimination and harassment laws to secure safe work places for women.
The event is free but please do register here.