Dr Kate Cook considers how the centenary of some women gaining the right to vote is inspiring the next generation of law professionals

Last year marked the centenary of The Representation of the People Act 1918, which allowed women to vote in elections for the first time. The act gave the vote to men over 21 but only to women over 30. It took ten more years for equal franchise to finally be achieved.

The centenary has enabled many school-teachers and university lecturers to share ideas about equality with young people, encouraging them to consider how much has changed, while also thinking about the issues that we still face today.

For my university, this provided an opportunity to engage with law firms on the work they are doing to address inequality and help many understand the experiences and expertise of the next generation of law students.

A partic...

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