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Spring 2014 - Reading Group: Women in Law

Chanow, Linda Bray

Course ID: 179M  Unique # 29420  Credit Hours: 1  (Pass/Fail only)
Meeting DaysTimesLocation
   Wednesday 10:30 am - 11:20 am TNH 3.125
Exams:  None
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This course is restricted to upper division students only.

This reading group explores the gap between the number of women law school graduates and the number of women who occupy leadership positions in the profession through the lens of leadership theory.  After reviewing general leadership theory, the reading group applies that theory in the specific context of women in the legal profession.  The reading group evaluates the status of women in law practice, legal education, politics and the judiciary, and looks at barriers that cross each of those areas, including gender bias, pay equity, work/family and diversity issues.  The reading group also covers best practices developed to eliminate those barriers.  Familiarity with the topic will be gained through book chapters, law review articles and reports issued by leading professionals in the field. 

Necessary Dreams: Ambition in Womens Changing Lives - Anna Fels
  edition: 2004
Women and Leadership - Deborah Rhode and Barbara Kellerman
  Josey-Bass, edition: 2007
Blind Spot: Hidden Biases of Good People - Mahzarin R. Banaji & Anthony G. Greenwald
  edition: 2003
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