alexa The Emergence and History of the “Gentlewome
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Research Article

The Emergence and History of the “Gentlewomen of the Bar” into the Legal Profession in the South West Geopolitical Zone of Nigeria

Henry AN* and Evarista AF

Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Nigeria

*Corresponding Author:
Henry AN
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Nigeria
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Received Date: December 17, 2016; Accepted Date: January 23, 2017; Published Date: January 27, 2017

Citation: Henry AN, Evarista AF (2017) The Emergence and History of the “Gentlewomen of the Bar” into the Legal Profession in the South West Geopolitical Zone of Nigeria. Arts Social Sci J 8: 242. doi:10.4172/2151-6200.1000242

Copyright: © 2017 Henry AN, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



This research paper focuses on the emergence of women into the legal profession in Nigeria and the gender inequality that pervaded the legal profession in the colonial days of Nigeria’s judicial history. Essentially, most professions in Nigeria were dominated by the male gender and the legal profession was not exclusive, thereby, this paper seeks to understand the historical emergence of women into the legal profession. This paper utilized radical feminism theory in understanding the subject-matter. The paper engaged qualitative research method. The primary data were sourced from historical information such as oral information, observations and interviews. It also includes fieldwork, visits to the Nigerian Bar Association office, Law Schools and Law Faculties in some Universities in Nigeria to obtain vital data for the study. Purposive sampling was engaged in selecting the interviewees. Data were analyzed using content analysis. Findings were able to espouse the genesis and how women emerged into the legal profession in Nigeria.


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