Can She Do That?

Shapiro, Lauren
May 2005
Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law & Justice;2005, Vol. 20, p196
Academic Journal
Relates the influence of the story of Gertrude Ederle, the first woman to swim the English Channel on a woman fighting for a custody/support/neglect case in Bronx Family Court in New York City. Importance of the support given by attorneys and friends to pursue the case; Factors that inspired the woman to represent herself in Appellate Court without legal assistance.


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