Ethel Rebecca Benjamin

Ethel Benjamin (1875–1943) was the first woman to become a lawyer in New Zealand. In 1893 she enrolled for an LLB degree at the University of Otago, the first university in Australasia to permit women to take a law degree. She graduated in 1897 and on 10 May was admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of New Zealand.


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