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Women Lawyers In 1360 And 1880

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j.ioi every iauy arm gttauuiuan wiio nas this season applauded Miss Terry's Portia is aware that uhoiit the dato when tho "Mcrchant of Yenioe" niay bo supposed to have exhibited his gaberdine on the Rialto, thcre actually existed great feinale lawycra in the neighboring city of Bologna. Prof. Caklerini, wbo held the chair of jurisprudence in that university in 1360, and Prof. Novella, who oocupied it in 1300, were Dot only oelcbratcd for their legal lore and skill, but, if wo may trust their portraits, exoeodingly bcautifui womon, with noble Greek profilos, dressed in a style which Miss Terry uiight have copied without disadvantage. If women hereafter should again obtain entrance into the legal profession, it is not at all improbable that we niay see souiething inore of the koenness of feminine wita engaged in disentangling tho knotB of tho law. ïwo ladies in ireland, according to the Times' Dublin correspondent, have just been conducting their own most intriuate case in a manner whioh excited the surprise of the Master of the Rolls, who even observed that he was "astonished that the ladies had boen able to put their case on paper so iutolligently and cloarly without legal ailvico." If the ladies would follow the exarnple of the Misses Fogarty what a f'allng off must ensue in the solicitors' bilis ! Thoy lost their case, it is true, but seemingjy could not have won it under any gmdanee, and at all events they have cscaped that great aggrayation of the iniscry of deieat in a court of law - tbc lawyor's costs.


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