Cornelia Sorabji becomes the first woman at Oxford University to sit the Bachelor of Civil Law examinations.

Published 16th September 2015
Cornelia Sorabji was the first female graduate from Bombay University and was the first woman and the first Indian national to study the postgraduate BCL degree at Oxford University. However, she would not receive her degree until thirty years later with the passage of the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act. She was the first female advocate in India, and the first woman to practise law in India and Britain.
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