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Feminist Legal Biography

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Episode Description

In this episode of Talking about Methods, Professor Linda Mulcahy talks to Professor Rosemary Auchmuty (School of Law, University of Reading) about feminist legal biography.

Readings on Feminist Legal Biography Recommended by Professor Rosemary Auchmuty

Auchmuty, R. (2011). ‘Whatever happened to Miss Bebb? Bebb v The Law Society and women’s legal history’. 31(2) Legal Studies 199-230.

Auchmuty, R. (2015). ‘Recovering lost lives: researching women in legal history’. 42(1) Journal of Law and Society 34-52.

Auchmuty, R. and Rackley, E. (2020). ‘Feminist legal biography: a model for all legal life stories’. 41(2) The Journal of Legal History 186-211.

About the Speaker

Professor Rosemary Auchmuty

Professor of Law, University of Reading

Rosemary Auchmuty is Professor of Law at the University of Reading, where she teaches Land Law and Gender and Law. Her research interests include feminist approaches to property law, marriage, sexuality and legal history. In 2018 she completed, with Erika Rackley and 90+ contributors, a major project leading to a 300,000-word edited collection called Women's Legal Landmarks: Celebrating the history of women and law, commemorating the centenary of women's admission to the legal profession in 1919, together with an interactive website. Prior to moving into law she wrote widely in the areas of women's history and children's literature.

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