2019 marks the 100th anniversary of the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act 1919, which made it possible for women to qualify as barristers or solicitors for the first time. We are delighted to be collaborating with the First 100 Years project to celebrate this anniversary and to tell the stories of some of the women who have studied law at Oxford, both in the early years and more recently. 

We will be hosting the First 100 Years exhibition in the foyer of the St Cross Building from 14 September until 31 October 2018, and we are conducting a research project with a view to learning more about women as law students and law teachers at Oxford. 

We hope that by gaining a fuller understanding of our past, we will be able to inspire future generations of lawyers to strive for full equality within both academia and the legal professions. 

Professor Anne Davies, Dean, Oxford Law Faculty

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