Reading Group: Women in Law

Class Unique: 28290
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, the judiciary, legal education, and politics, 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.

Class Details

Meeting Days Time Location
Wednesday 10:30 - 11:20 am TNH 3.125
Evaluation Method Date Time Alpha Range Room

Additional Information

Course Type
Grading Method
Pass/Fail Mandatory


  • Blind Spot: Hidden Biases of Good People - Mahzarin R. Banaji & Anthony G. Greenwald
      Delacorte Press , edition: 2003
      ISBN: 978-0553804645   (required)
  • Women and Leadership: The State of Play and Strategies for Change - Deborah Rhode and Barbara Kellerman
      Josey-Bass , edition: 2007
      ISBN: 978-0787988333   (required)
  • What Works for Women at Work: Four Patterns Every Woman Should Know - Joan C. Williams
      NYU Press , edition: 2014
      ISBN: 978-1479835454   (required)