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Cambridge Women in LawCambridge Women in Law (CWIL) is an exciting new social network of alumnae, which will feature a diverse range of women from all sectors.

CWIL will be officially launched on 27 September with an event to mark the centenary of the passing of the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act 1919, when women were finally allowed to practice. The aim of the event, which will coincide with the Cambridge Alumni Festival, is to celebrate the contribution of Law alumnae into legal practice and to the wider world. We shall also be hosting an exhibition of the much heralded First 100 Years Project.

The event will be divided into three parts. One will be a discussion with UK Supreme Court Justices Lady Hale and Lady Arden. The second will be a panel focusing on issues facing women in practice. Finally, there will be a panel which will be oriented around women who have had an impact on the world outside practice, such as in the field of public policy.

Equality and diversity will be key discussion themes throughout. The event, which will begin after lunch and end with a drinks reception in the Faculty, will afford those attending plenty of opportunity for informal discussion, reminiscing and networking.

For more information, see the event page and programme.

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If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the Faculty Development Officer, Clare Gordon (cwil@law.cam.ac.uk).