Clara Gonzalez (1900 – February 11, 1990) was the first Panamanian woman to earn her Bachelor of Law Degree in 1922. She was born in Remedios, Chiriquí Province, Republic of Panama. At that time, it was assumed that a patriarchal order was a natural order that had existed and Panamanian law did not have a constitutional law to allow women to work in the judicial arena or in any field where only men worked. Clara Gonzalez fought for her and every woman's rights and on 1924, the Panamanian Legislative Assembly approved Law 55 granting women the right to work in the judicial field. Her graduation thesis named Women and Panamanian Legal Rights (La mujer ante el derecho panameño) is one of the first documents where women's legal rights are addressed.