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Category: Women in Law

Women Graduates

Where women go (and don't go) to law school, 2018

March 30, 2018

Once again, 2017 data reveals that female enrollment in law schools has outpaced male enrollment. 2016 was the first year women made up the majority of law school attendees, and now 51.3% of women are attending in comparison to 48.7% of men. It is a significant achievement that women have caught up in terms of law school enrollment – for the second year in a row.

Nursing Mom's Room

Pain at the pump: Why law schools need to do better for breastfeeding students

February 08, 2018

The Law Student Division is working to bring this issue before the ABA House of Delegates to urge all ABA accredited Law Schools to provide a place for nursing mothers to pump and store breastmilk and will continue to advocate for the rights of all law students. Together we can reach this important goal.

Women in Law

Summit examines the question: Why are women leaving law?

December 04, 2017

This year, ABA President Hilarie Bass launched an initiative focused on examining why women lawyers are leaving the profession in the prime of their careers when they should be taking on senior leadership roles. Titled “Achieving Long-Term Careers for Women in the Law,” it includes multiple research projects with surveys

Balancing the Scales

Women in law should not be invisible

December 04, 2017

In screening "Balancing the Scales," my film about women lawyers, to firms, corporations, and bar associations across the nation, I have had the unique opportunity to hear from women spanning five generations about how they have dealt with the issue of why women seem to be  "invisible" to leaders of