Reading List

Below is a list of reading recommended by the First 100 Years team:

Anwar, S., Bayer, P. & Hjalmarsson, R. (2017) A Jury of Her Peers: The Impact of the First Female Jurors on Criminal Convictions. The Economic Journal [Online].

Auchmuty, R. (2008) Early women law students at Cambridge and Oxford. Journal of Legal History, 29(1), 63-97.

Auchmuty, R. (2011) Whatever happened to Miss Bebb? Bebb v The Law Society and women’s legal history. Legal Studies, 31(2), 199-230.

Auchmuty, R. (ed) (2018) Great Debates in Gender and Law. Macmillan Education UK.

Auchmuty, R. & Rackley, E. (eds) (2018) Women’s Legal Landmarks. Bloomsbury Publishing.

Beloff, M. (2009) Sisters-in-Law: The irresistible rise of women in wigs. Lecture at Gresham College

Bourne, J. (2016) First Women Lawyers in Great Britain and the Empire Record, Volume I. First Women Lawyers in Great Britain and the Empire Symposia.

Bourne, J. & Mossman, M. (2016) Helena Normanton and the Opening of the Bar to Women, Waterside Press.

Corcos, C. A. (1998) Portia Goes to Parliament: Women and Their Admission to Membership in the English Legal Profession. Denver University Law Review, 75, 307-417.

Cownie, F.C. (2015) The United Kingdom’s First Woman Law Professor: An Archerian Analysis. Journal of Law and Society, 42(1), 127-149.

Crosby, K. (2017) Keeping women off the jury in 1920s England and Wales, Legal Studies, 37(4), 695-717.

Crosby, K. (2018) How women finally got the right to jury service. British Academy.

Cruickshank, E. (2003) Women in the Law. The Law Society

Heilbron, H. (2012) Rose Heilbron. Hart Publishing

Logan, A. (2006) Professionalism and the impact of England’s first women justices, 1920-1950. Historical Journal [Online] 49:833-850.

Logan, A. (2007) In Search of Equal Citizenship: the campaign for women magistrates in England and Wales, 1910-1939. Women’s History Review [Online] 16:501-518.

Logan, A. (2013) Building a New and Better Order? Women and jury service in England and Wales, c.1920-1970. Women’s History Review [Online].

Mossman, M. (2006) The First Women Lawyers: A Comparative Study of Gender, Law, and the Legal Professions. Hart Publishing

Polden, P. (1999) The lady of tower bridge: Sybil Campbell, England’s first woman judge. Women’s History Review, 8(3), 505-526

Polden, P. (2005) Portia’s progress: women at the Bar in England, 1919-1939. International Journal of the Legal Profession, 12(3), 293-338

Rackley, E. (2014) Women, Judging and the Judiciary, Routledge

Sorabji, R. (2010) Opening Doors: The Untold Story of Cornelia Sorabji, Reformer, Lawyer and Champion of Women’s Rights in India, I.B. Tauris

Stone, O.M. (1972) The Status of Women in Great Britain, The American Journal of Comparative Law, 20(4), 592-621