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Chatting about oral advocacy and 'vocal fry'

December 08, 2016

Make eye contact. Speak up. Stand up straight. Gesture only to make a point. Oral advocates and students of oral advocacy regularly get advice about the nonverbal aspects of their presentations.  But what is an advocate or a student to do if the advice perpetuates harmful stereotypes? This was the topic

Linda Chanow

Leadership Profile: Linda Chanow

March 31, 2016

Linda Chanow is executive director of The University of Texas School of Law's Center for Women in Law.  She is a liaison to the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession. She also co-chaired the ABA's Toolkit for Gender Equity in Partner Compensation, an initiative of the ABA

Yes, Virginia, There Is Still Gender Bias in the Profession

April 02, 2013

Here is a sobering statistic: Almost 80 percent of 92 major US firms with a chief governing committee had two or fewer women on that committee, according to a 2012 survey by The American Lawyer. Forty-two percent said their committee had only one woman. Eight firms had nary a woman

Disabled Law Students See Largest Hurdles at Entrance, Exit

April 01, 2012

By Ed Finkel. Stanford University Law School has handled third-year student Elizabeth Kolbe’s physical disability virtually without a hitch, but Kolbe is well aware she’s lucky in that regard. Through her role as president of the National Association of Law Students with Disabilities (NALSWD), Kolbe has gotten a broader sense of