The First 100 Years is a ground-breaking history project, supported by the Law Society, Bar Council and CILEx, charting the journey of women in law since 1919. The project is powered by Spark21, a charity founded to celebrate, inform and inspire future generations of women in the profession. In 2019 the project will mark the centenary of the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act 1919 which paved the way for women to become lawyers for the first time.
The First 100 Years project was created by Dana Denis-Smith, CEO of Obelisk Support.
These two lectures given by the Gresham Professor of Law, Jo Delahunty QC are inspired by the First 100 Years project.