Women in the Law
Toal, the first and only woman to serve on the South Carolina Supreme Court, chronicled the stories of the many other women who were firsts in their time – women like Margaret Brent, the nation’s first unofficial female lawyer; Belle B. Mansfield, the first official female lawyer; and Charlotte E. Ray, the first African-American female lawyer.
Toal, Jean H., "Women in the Law" (2005). Edith House Lectures. Paper 7.
The Breaking of Barriers for Women in the Legal Profession, The Advocate, Spring/Summer 2005, Vol. 39, No. 2
toalpressrelease.pdf (7 kB)
South Carolina Supreme Court justice to speak on the role of women in the legal profession at annual lecture, Press Release, 3/3/04
house05_program.pdf (184 kB)