- The number of women studying law is on the rise. In Mumbai, women form 60-65% of students in law colleges. It was 35-40% in the early '90s.
- Women make up 50% of graduates of the elite National Law School in Bangalore
- In 2003, only 17 out of 514 Supreme Court and High Court judges were women. By 2007, this had increased to 39 out of 597 judges.
- Women members constitute 15% of the Supreme Court Bar Association and their number is steadily rising.
Hall Of Fame
1959: Anna Chandy becomes the first woman High Court judge
1977: Leila Seth becomes the first woman Supreme Court senior advocate
1989: Fathima Beevi becomes the first woman Supreme Court judge.
1991: Leila Seth becomes the first woman Chief Justice of a High Court (Himachal Pradesh)
Dec 6, 2007: Daya Chaudhary becomes first woman judge of Punjab and Haryana High Court