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NCJ Number: 121733 Find in a Library
Title: Women, Power, and the Law
Journal: Trial  Volume:26  Issue:2  Dated:(February 1990)  Pages:22-24,26
Author(s): R B Conlin
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 4
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: English and American common law relating to women's rights is discussed along with State employment statutes and Federal statutes prohibiting sex discrimination.
Abstract: The unequal status of American women in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries is examined with emphasis on the unequal treatment of women in criminal law, property ownership and control, and professional and employment opportunities. Examples of twentieth century discrimination are also cited, along with the effects of statutes prohibiting discrimination. The author's personal experiences with employment discrimination as a young lawyer are also detailed as are ways in which women lawyers can serve as role models and advocates for equitable treatment of women and their interests. 20 footnotes.
Main Term(s): Women's rights
Index Term(s): Constitutional Rights/Civil Liberties; Female attorneys; Sex discrimination; Sociology of law
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