In the centenary year of women’s admission to the legal profession in the UK and Ireland, the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies is launching a year-long series of talks, exploring key legal landmarks.

Speakers drawn from the contributors to the Women’s Legal Landmarks Project published by Hart Publishing, Bloomsbury, will look particularly at laws relating to matrimonial property, rape, domestic violence, equal pay and abortion.

At the launch event, ‘Women’s legal Landmarks – in conversation‘ on 13 February, Anne Morris will speak on the 1975 Sex Discrimination Act. Meanwhile, Sue Atkins, co-author of the pioneering book Women and the Law, which examines the way the law has treated women at work, in the family, in matters of sexuality, fertility and violence, and in public life, will look at the ‘Sex Discrimination (Election Candidates) Act 2002.

The series and book offer a scholarly intervention in the recovery of women’s lost history and in the development of methodology of feminist legal history, as well as a demonstration of women’s agency and activism in the achievement of law reform and justice.

‘Women’s legal landmarks – in conversation’ is organised in collaboration with the University of Kent and University of Reading.

When: 13 February, 5–6pm
Who: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
Where: 17 Russel Square, London WC1B 5DR

Attendance is free but advanced booking is required.

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