Daw Phar Hmee becomes the first Burmese female barrister.

Published 23rd February 2018
Daw Phar Hmee is remembered for being the first Burmese woman to become a barrister in 1925. Born in 1902, she was the eldest daughter of a well respected civil servant in Rangoon. After studying at University College, Rangoon, Phar Hmee came to London, to study for the Bar. In 1924, she applied to become a student at the Inner Temple. Phar Hmee was called to the Bar in 1925.
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