100 Years of Women in Law

100 Years of Women in Law

2019 is the centenary of the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act 1919 which paved the way for women to become lawyers for the first time.

The University of Glasgow is proud that the first female lawyer in the UK was a graduate of the University. Madge Easton Anderson graduated in 1920 with an LLB. She was the first practising female law agent in Scotland and the first professional female lawyer in the UK. She later became the first woman to qualify in both jurisdictions of Scotland and England and Wales.

To celebrate Madge and women in law, the School of Law has a series of events, exhibitions and projects planned throughout 2019. Please take a look around our website to find out more.

If you have a story to share please get in touch by emailing Seonaid Stevenson: Seonaid.Stevenson@glasgow.ac.uk