Arguments For and Against Women Becoming Lawyers . . . 1930s

  CAN WOMEN BECOME LAWYERS? For or Against – Two confreres clash. Their arguments date back to 1930s France   ‘Against‘ is arrogant and demeaning of women. Takes a swipe at Magistrates/Judges too. “For” is a general response in favour of women as lawyers, perhaps deficient in not replying more specifically,  point by point, to the arguments… Read More Arguments For and Against Women Becoming Lawyers . . . 1930s

~ la femme avocat – historical post cards ~

  Always looking out for historical art, sketches & caricatures with a political, legal or justice theme including of French origin. I enjoy history & literature including historical fiction about matters of law, justice & liberty.  I touched on some of these themes here, here, here and here.   “The tree of liberty does not flourish unless… Read More ~ la femme avocat – historical post cards ~

~ lawya art: historical absence of women in the legal profession ~

Simplicity says so much in this award winning portrait In Chambers by Charlotte Draycott the 1st prize winner in the EWL Photo Competition in 2010.     The young barrister dressing signifies a moment where the woman oscillates between her femininity, youth and the identity imposed by the barrister’s robes. It explores the tension between the traditional presentation of the English legal establishment… Read More ~ lawya art: historical absence of women in the legal profession ~