Janet Wood (Girton College, Cambridge) is the first woman to complete a law degree in the UK.

Published 7th October 2018
At the time, women were obliged to take a “Special Exam for Women” of equivalent standard to the men’s degree exam, in which she obtained first-class honours. Women were not granted degrees at Cambridge until 1947.
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