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The Remarkable First 50 Women Law Graduates Of St. Mary's University: Part One, Regina Stone-Harris Jan 2019

The Remarkable First 50 Women Law Graduates Of St. Mary's University: Part One, Regina Stone-Harris

Faculty Articles

No abstract provided.


Nevertheless She Persisted: From Mrs. Bradwell To Annalise Keating, Gender Bias In The Courtroom, Chris Chambers Goodman Nov 2017

Nevertheless She Persisted: From Mrs. Bradwell To Annalise Keating, Gender Bias In The Courtroom, Chris Chambers Goodman

William & Mary Journal of Race, Gender, and Social Justice

No abstract provided.


Women In The Legal Profession From The 1920s To The 1970s: What Can We Learn From Their Experience About Law And Social Change?, Cynthia Grant Bowman Oct 2017

Women In The Legal Profession From The 1920s To The 1970s: What Can We Learn From Their Experience About Law And Social Change?, Cynthia Grant Bowman

Maine Law Review

I work in a law school building that is named for Jane M.G. Foster, who donated the money for its construction. It’s a lovely building, and my office overlooks a gorge so that I can hear the water fall as I write. So I’m grateful to Jane Foster. And curious. Who was she? Jane Foster graduated from Cornell Law School in 1918, having served as an editor of the law review and being elected to the Order of the Coif. But no law firm wanted her services. She obtained employment not as a lawyer but as a legal assistant in …


The Making Of A Judge's Judge: Judith S. Kaye's 1987 Cardozo Lecture, Henry M. Greenberg Jan 2016

The Making Of A Judge's Judge: Judith S. Kaye's 1987 Cardozo Lecture, Henry M. Greenberg

Brooklyn Law Review

This collection of remarks from scholars, practitioners, and judges serves as a tribute to the life of the beloved and esteemed Judge Kaye and her commitment to the New York State Constitution. The collection culminates with Judge Kaye’s final essay, written for the Brooklyn Law Review, with her reflections on opportunity in life and law and New York’s State Constitution.


Judge Judith Kaye At Skadden, Arps, Barry H. Garfinkel Jan 2016

Judge Judith Kaye At Skadden, Arps, Barry H. Garfinkel

Brooklyn Law Review

This collection of remarks from scholars, practitioners, and judges serves as a tribute to the life of the beloved and esteemed Judge Kaye and her commitment to the New York State Constitution. The collection culminates with Judge Kaye’s final essay, written for the Brooklyn Law Review, with her reflections on opportunity in life and law and New York’s State Constitution.


A Tribute To Chief Judge Judith S. Kaye, Hon. Janet Difiore Jan 2016

A Tribute To Chief Judge Judith S. Kaye, Hon. Janet Difiore

Brooklyn Law Review

This collection of remarks from scholars, practitioners, and judges serves as a tribute to the life of the beloved and esteemed Judge Kaye and her commitment to the New York State Constitution. The collection culminates with Judge Kaye’s final essay, written for the Brooklyn Law Review, with her reflections on opportunity in life and law and New York’s State Constitution.


Reflections On Opportunity In Life And Law, Judith S. Kaye Jan 2016

Reflections On Opportunity In Life And Law, Judith S. Kaye

Brooklyn Law Review

This essay was written by Judge Kaye in the fall of 2015 for the Brooklyn Law Review. She reflects on her life, her time on the bench, and the significance of New York’s Constitutional Convention. Through the lens of dual constitutionalism and her own life story, Judge Kaye opines on the opportunities in life and law that are not to be missed.


A Tribute To Judge Kaye, Nicholas W. Allard Jan 2016

A Tribute To Judge Kaye, Nicholas W. Allard

Brooklyn Law Review

This collection of remarks from scholars, practitioners, and judges serves as a tribute to the life of the beloved and esteemed Judge Kaye and her commitment to the New York State Constitution. The collection culminates with Judge Kaye’s final essay, written for the Brooklyn Law Review, with her reflections on opportunity in life and law and New York’s State Constitution.


For Judith S. Kaye, Susan N. Herman Jan 2016

For Judith S. Kaye, Susan N. Herman

Brooklyn Law Review

This collection of remarks from scholars, practitioners, and judges serves as a tribute to the life of the beloved and esteemed Judge Kaye and her commitment to the New York State Constitution. The collection culminates with Judge Kaye’s final essay, written for the Brooklyn Law Review, with her reflections on opportunity in life and law and New York’s State Constitution.


The First Women Lawyers: "Piecemeal Progress And Circumscribed Success", Mary Jane Mossman Oct 2015

The First Women Lawyers: "Piecemeal Progress And Circumscribed Success", Mary Jane Mossman

Mary Jane Mossman

This paper explores the context in which women gained admission to the bar at the end of the nineteenth century, discusses the stories of some of the first women lawyers in different parts of the world, and reflects on their challenges and choices as members of the legal professions.


Bibliographical Essay: Women And The Legal Profession, Cynthia Grant Bowman Dec 2014

Bibliographical Essay: Women And The Legal Profession, Cynthia Grant Bowman

Cynthia Grant Bowman

No abstract provided.


Portia Goes To Parliament: Women And Their Admission To Membership In The English Legal Profession, Christine Corcos Sep 2014

Portia Goes To Parliament: Women And Their Admission To Membership In The English Legal Profession, Christine Corcos

Christine A. Corcos

No abstract provided.


"We Don't Want Advantages": The Woman Lawyer And Her Quest For Power In Popular Culture, Christine Corcos Sep 2014

"We Don't Want Advantages": The Woman Lawyer And Her Quest For Power In Popular Culture, Christine Corcos

Christine A. Corcos

No abstract provided.


Theorizing Billable Hours, Theresa M. Beiner Jan 2014

Theorizing Billable Hours, Theresa M. Beiner

Faculty Scholarship

This article looks at the ethical and diversity implications of high billable hour requirements. While corporate counsel have increasingly demanded a diverse legal workforce and emphasized the need to lower the costs of outside counsel, law firms have not responded to these concerns in a manner that is producing results. Instead, women continue to drop out of law firm practice at higher rates than their male counterparts and the costs of legal services remain high. High billable hour requirements exacerbate both these problems and have implications as well for ethical lawyering. Using data from a variety of disciplines, the article …


Foreword To When A Woman Campaigns: Emily Sloan's Races To Become Montana's First Female County Attorney, Bari R. Burke Jan 2013

Foreword To When A Woman Campaigns: Emily Sloan's Races To Become Montana's First Female County Attorney, Bari R. Burke

Faculty Law Review Articles

This essay introduces Emily Sloan and her races to become Montana's first female county attorney.


Dark Justice: Women Legal Actors On Basic Cable, Taunya Banks Sep 2012

Dark Justice: Women Legal Actors On Basic Cable, Taunya Banks

Taunya Lovell Banks

No abstract provided.


Portia's Deal, Karen M. Tani Jan 2012

Portia's Deal, Karen M. Tani

All Faculty Scholarship

The New Deal, one of the greatest expansions of government in U.S. history, was a “lawyers’ deal”: it relied heavily on lawyers’ skills and reflected lawyers’ values. Was it exclusively a “male lawyers’ deal”? This Essay argues that the New Deal offered important opportunities to women lawyers at a time when they were just beginning to graduate from law school in significant numbers. Agencies associated with social welfare policy, a traditionally “maternalist” enterprise, seem to have been particularly hospitable. Through these agencies, women lawyers helped to administer, interpret, and create the law of a new era.

Using government records and …


Sex And Race In Federal Court: A Courtroom Survey, Barbara S. Bryant Sep 2010

Sex And Race In Federal Court: A Courtroom Survey, Barbara S. Bryant

Golden Gate University Law Review

Over one hundred years ago, the composition of the American legal profession changed in a small but significant way. The year 1869 saw both the first Black graduate of any United States law school and the first woman admitted to any American bar association. However, until recently, the participation of women and minorities in the American legal profession has been of insignificant proportion. Before 1970, less than 3% of American lawyers were women; about 1% were Black. While this lack of participation is undoubtedly the result of a number of factors, three areas stand out for their particular influence in …


The Role And Position Of Women In Law And Practice: Report From The International Association Of Democratic Lawyers Aug 2010

The Role And Position Of Women In Law And Practice: Report From The International Association Of Democratic Lawyers

Golden Gate University Law Review

No abstract provided.


Walking The Legal Tightrope: Solutions For Achieving A Balanced Life In Law, Leslie L. Cooney Jan 2010

Walking The Legal Tightrope: Solutions For Achieving A Balanced Life In Law, Leslie L. Cooney

Faculty Scholarship

For over twenty years, issues surrounding women and their status in the legal profession have been documented, analyzed, and reported. The American Bar Association (ABA) Commission on Women in its 1988 study concluded that a thorough reexamination of attitudes and structures within the legal profession was needed to remedy the underrepresentation of women in the positions of power within the profession-law firm partnerships and judicial appointments. Nearly a decade later, the ABA Commission on Women found that little progress had been made in female representation and concluded the mere passage of time alone would not render sufficient corrections. Although the …


Walking The Legal Tightrope: Solutions For Achieving A Balanced Life In Law, Leslie Larkin Cooney Jan 2010

Walking The Legal Tightrope: Solutions For Achieving A Balanced Life In Law, Leslie Larkin Cooney

Faculty Scholarship

Leslie Cooney, Walking the Legal Tightrope: Solutions for Achieving a Balanced Life in Law, 47 San Diego Law Review 421 (2010). For over twenty years, issues surrounding women and their status in the legal profession have been documented, analyzed, and reported. The American Bar Association (ABA) Commission on Women in its 1988 study concluded that a thorough reexamination of attitudes and structures within the legal profession was needed to remedy the underrepresentation of women in the positions of power within the profession-law firm partnerships and judicial appointments. Nearly a decade later, the ABA Commission on Women found that little …


Women In The Law School: It's Time For More Change, Karen Czapanskiy, Jana B. Singer Apr 2009

Women In The Law School: It's Time For More Change, Karen Czapanskiy, Jana B. Singer

Jana B. Singer

No abstract provided.


The Progress Of Women Lawyers At Big Firms: Steadied Or Simply Studied?, Judith S. Kaye, Anne C. Reddy Jan 2008

The Progress Of Women Lawyers At Big Firms: Steadied Or Simply Studied?, Judith S. Kaye, Anne C. Reddy

Fordham Law Review

In the twenty years since now-Chief Judge Judith S. Kaye published her essay on women lawyers in big firms, interest in the subject has mushroomed, as the profession continues to grapple with issues of gender equity. This update reflects voluminous new literature and looks behind the statistics to find fresh efforts and pathways to solutions that can benefit women as well as the profession generally.


The Gender Trap: Flexible Work In Corporate Legal Practice, Margaret Thornton, Joanne Bagust Oct 2007

The Gender Trap: Flexible Work In Corporate Legal Practice, Margaret Thornton, Joanne Bagust

Osgoode Hall Law Journal

Despite the fact that women comprise well over 50 per cent of law graduates in many parts of the world, women lawyers continue to be clustered disproportionately in the lower echelons of the profession. This paper considers the role of flexible work as a gender equity strategy and is illuminated by interviews with lawyers in elite corporate firms in Australia. It is argued that far from being a panacea, flexible work is being invoked to confine women to subordinate roles and to restrict access to partnerships. Not only is there a residual suspicion of the feminine in positions of authority …


The First Women Lawyers: "Piecemeal Progress And Circumscribed Success", Mary Jane Mossman Apr 2007

The First Women Lawyers: "Piecemeal Progress And Circumscribed Success", Mary Jane Mossman

Osgoode Hall Law Journal

This paper explores the context in which women gained admission to the bar at the end of the nineteenth century, discusses the stories of some of the first women lawyers in different parts of the world, and reflects on their challenges and choices as members of the legal professions.


The Social Significance Of The World's First Women Lawyers, Fiona M. Kay Apr 2007

The Social Significance Of The World's First Women Lawyers, Fiona M. Kay

Osgoode Hall Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Margaret Brent - Maryland's First Female Lawyer, Pamela J. White Jan 2007

Margaret Brent - Maryland's First Female Lawyer, Pamela J. White

Women, Leadership & Equality

No abstract provided.


Women Faculty And Students In Legal Education - Bibliography, Kristen Baginski Jan 2007

Women Faculty And Students In Legal Education - Bibliography, Kristen Baginski

2007 - Roundtable on Women in Legal Academia

A bibliography compiled for the May 3, 2007 Roundtable on Women in Legal Academia.


The Use Of Mackinnon's Dominance Feminism To Evaluate And Effectuate The Advancement Of Women Lawyers As Leaders Within Large Law Firms, Amanda J. Albert Jan 2006

The Use Of Mackinnon's Dominance Feminism To Evaluate And Effectuate The Advancement Of Women Lawyers As Leaders Within Large Law Firms, Amanda J. Albert

Hofstra Law Review

No abstract provided.


"We Don't Want Advantages": The Woman Lawyer And Her Quest For Power In Popular Culture, Christine Corcos Jan 2003

"We Don't Want Advantages": The Woman Lawyer And Her Quest For Power In Popular Culture, Christine Corcos

Journal Articles

No abstract provided.