We hope you will join us and the Oxford Centre for Socio-Legal Studies to help celebrate International Women's Day 2021!

In Celebration of International Women's Day, we're delighted to invite you to join us for this special online event. We'll be honouring the lives of pioneering women in the legal profession and reflecting on the legacies we want to create for future generations of women lawyers.

Women, Legacy and the Law

Co-hosted by Next 100 Years and Oxford's Centre for Socio-Legal Studies
Online - Thursday 11 March, 6:30 - 7:45pm

We hope you will join us and the Oxford Centre for Socio-Legal Studies to help celebrate International Women's Day 2021!

The event will explore why it is important for us, as women, to share our personal experiences and record our testimonies for posterity. The panelists and audience will be asked to consider the role and value of women's groups and networks in fostering women's empowerment and professional advancement. We have a fantastic line up of speakers who are actively supporting and promoting women lawyers in their careers, including our founder Dana Denis-Smith, who you can view below.

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Our speakers

Her Honour Judge Khatun Sapnara

Her Honour Judge Khatun Sapnara
Judge Khatun Sapnara is a Deputy High Court Judge, Bencher of the Middle Temple and Co-Chair of the Temple Women's Women. She is the first person of Bangladeshi origin to join the ranks of the senior judiciary. Judge Sapnara played a key role in the creation of the forced Marriage (Civil Protection Act 2007) and was appointed by the Lord Chief Justice as a Diversity Community Relations Judge and a Judiciary Role Model.

 

 

Laurie-Anne Power

Laurie-Anne Power
Laurie-Anne is leading criminal barrister, media consultant and mentor. She has appeared before the Court of Appeal, Courts Martial and worked on the international Criminal Trials in Sierra Leone. Laurie-Anne is also the treasurer of the Criminal Bar Association, a member of the Bar Council's working group on race, chair of Women in Criminal Law (Race Equality Committee) and Chair of Pupillage at 25 Bedford Row. She was the Winner of the 2019 UK Diversity Legal Awards "Lawyer of the Year" and in 2020 she was nominated "Barrister of the Year" at the Women in Law Awards.

Professor Linda Mulcahy

Prof Linda Mulcahy

Linda Mulcahy is the Professor of Socio-Legal Studies at Oxford Law Faculty and the Director of the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies. Trained in both law and the social sciences, Linda's work focuses on how the disadvantaged and marginalised experience law and the legal system. Most recently she has received funding to undertake an oral history of the Law Centres movement in the UK. Gender has long been a central theme in her work and she was a contributor to the Feminist Judgements and the Women's Legal Landmarks projects.

Dr Dvora Liberman

Dr Dvora Liberman

Dr Dvora Liberman joined the Oxford Centre for Socio-Legal Studies in 2019 as a Postdoctoral Researcher before becoming a Programme Associate in December 2020. Dvora is an oral historian, storyteller and teacher, and has developed numerous oral history projects with government departments, charities and cultural institutions in the UK, India, Australia, Bosnia, Israel and Palestine. She has shared the life stories of marginalised and unheard communities with a wide variety of audiences through theatre, film, books and exhibitions.

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