Australian Women Lawyers as Active Citizens documents how women with law degrees have used the skills and experiences from their individual broader life experience, together with their law degree and various forms of practice, to have an impact on others in society; as a form of active citizenship in the civic sphere more broadly.

The term 'citizenship' has multiple meanings. It can be used in a legal sense, a political sense, in talking about rights and as a way of marking one's identity.

Read more about the background to the exhibition, including how these women were identified and nominated, on the About page.

This exhibition evolved from a set of Oral Histories that were conducted on trailblazing women lawyers. Those oral histories prompted us to ask other women to write and reflect on their own experiences in an essay-like framework and those women who responded to that invitation are identified through the Auto/Biography page .

This exhibition proudly sits among the many exhibitions prepared as part of the Australian Women's Archives Project.

This exhibition is an outcome from 'The Trailblazing Women and the Law' project, a collaboration between the Australian National University and the University of Melbourne.

This research was generously supported by the Australian Research Council Linkage Projects funding scheme (project number LP120200367), and project partners: Australian Women Lawyers, Family Court of Australia, Federal Court of Australia, National Foundation for Australian Women and the National Library of Australia.

Data in this exhibition is up-to-date to 30 June 2016.
Further information about data collection and currency.

Australian Women Lawyers as Active Citizens uses the Online Heritage Resource Manager, a tool developed by the eScholarship Research Centre, part of the University Library at the University of Melbourne.

Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
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Published by the Australian Women's Archives Project 2016
ISBN 978-0-7340-5406-7