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Landmarks in law: when female lawyers were declared 'people' | Law

In 1913, four women challenged the centuries-old status quo and inspired change in the legal profession Gwyneth Bebb was born in Oxford in 1889. She was the sixth woman to study law at Oxford University, reading jurisprudence at St Hugh’s College. She completed her studies in 1911 with first class marks, yet she didn’t formally graduate because women at the time couldn’t be awarded degrees.In 1913, Bebb and three other women – Karin Costelloe, Maud Ingram and Lucy Frances Nettlefold – applied to...