ABA Study

Achieving Long-Term Careers for Women in Law

The Center for Women in Law is co-sponsoring the ABA Presidential Initiative on Achieving Long-Term Careers for Women in Law. It features innovative research on legal careers using life cycle models from the fields of sociology, social psychology and economics. The focus will be on the many benefits of remaining in the profession and will highlight the career paths of senior women lawyers who continue to practice, exercise power, and will inspire future generations of women lawyers. The Initiative will sponsor two invitation-only National Summits that will focus on the unique issues and career dynamics facing women lawyers in practice for over 20 years, and explore the reasons for their disproportionately high rate of attrition.