100 Years Pioneers

2019 marks the centenary of the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act 1919, which first allowed women to practise as lawyers within the UK.  The first practising female solicitor in Britain was Madge Easton Anderson, an alumna of the School of Law at Glasgow University. 

As part of the School’s ‘100 Years of Women in Law’ project to celebrate the achievements of Madge and her peers we are putting together a digital exhibition, '100 Voices for 100 Years'.  The School of Law podcast is delighted to be hosting a series of guest podcasts in association with the exhibition, bringing together the voices of women past and present.

Our first episode in the series is hosted by Seonaid Stevenson, one of the co-founders of the RebLaw Scotland movement.  She talks to Maria Fletcher, Senior Lecturer in European Law, and Pat Lucie, a former colleague and archivist at the University, about the pioneering women such as Anderson who broke down barriers to study and practise of the law and their enduring legacy.