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Virginia Law Women records

Identifier: RG-32-209


  • Creation: 2013

Biographical / Historical

The Virginia Law Women, a student organization at the University of Virginia School of Law was first formed in 1971 by a small number of women law students (See: Virginia Law Women President’s File: Sally Nan Barber, Box 3, folder 7) who wanted to “integrate women into the law school, the community, and the legal profession, thereby further humanizing the law.” Their goal was to organize each year a conference relating to women’s issues.

They also taught courses in conjunction with the Department of Continuing Legal Education to lay persons in Charlottesville, Lynchburg and Richmond; they published and Alumnae Newsletter; published an important handbook: “Your Legal Rights as a Woman: A Handbook for Virginians”; make efforts to form ties with other women’s organizations within the University and in Charlottesville.

In September of 1982, Lisa Miller gave to Special Collections the first part of this collection (1975-1981).

The next addition to the Virginia Law Women records (1975-2002) was transferred the Law School archives on October of 2010 by VLW president Kaitlin Bottock.

In February 2019 there was another transfer to the archives. This addendum consist of answers to a survey that VLW conducted presumably in 1996 and some miscellaneous conference brochures.


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Repository Details

Part of the Arthur J. Morris Law Library Special Collections Repository

Arthur J. Morris Law Library
580 Massie Road
University of Virginia
Charlottesville Virginia 22903 United States