• First Language: Turkish

  • Subjects:  Women’s Studies

  • Journal Section: Research Article

  • Authors: Emine Balcı

  • Dates: 26 May 2019

This article analyzes the historical process of women’s introduction into the legal profession through a
gender perspective based on the argument that the equality of opportunities provided for women in
Turkey in their admissions to law schools is not maintained in their admissions into the profession due
to the obstacles that originate from gender stereotypes. Westernization began in the Ottoman period
and changed legal professions during the establishment of the Republic. Kemalist ideology and
feminism are the main identifiers of the female pioneers in the law described in this study. This study
considers the obstacles to women going to law school and entering the profession of law were
addressed from a gendered perspective. As a result of analyzing these processes, the findings are

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Emine Balcı