Center for Women in Law

Convening leaders, generating ideas, leading change.

News

CWIL Founding Member Sandra Phillips Recognized as Corporate Leader of the Year by National Bar Association’s Women Lawyers Division

July 21st, 2015

Sandra Phillips was recognized as Corporate Lawyer of the Year by the Women Lawyers Division of the National Bar Association at the National Bar’s Annual Convention in Los Angeles.

CWIL Leader-in-Residence Roberta Liebenberg Co-Authors First-Ever Study of Women as Lead Trial Counsel

July 15th, 2015

This first-of-its kind empirical study highlights the significant under-representation of women litigators in lead counsel and first-chair positions at trial. The study also provides suggested best practices that can be utilized to ameliorate this disparity.
Read the Legal Intelligencer article here.
Read the Wall Street Journal article here.
Read the entire study here.

CWIL Founding Member Linda Addison Published in Fortune Magazine

July 12th, 2015

Linda Addison’s article discusses how to remain an optimistic leader during tough times. Read it here.

CWIL Founding Member Christine LaFollette Named One of 75 Outstanding Women by The National Law Journal

July 2nd, 2015

Read more here.

CWIL Founding Member Linda Addison Named One of 50 Most Powerful Women in New York

June 30th, 2015

CWIL Founding Member Linda Addison has been named one of the 50 Most Powerful Women in New York by Crain’s New York Business. Read more here.

CWIL Founding Member Linda Addison Published in The Huffington Post

June 5th, 2015

CWIL Founding Member and US Managing Partner at Norton Rose Fulbright, Linda Addison, has posted an article in The Huffington Post regarding workplace inequality. Read more here.

CWIL Founding Member Kathleen Wu Published in Texas Lawyer

June 4th, 2015

CWIL Founding Member Kathleen Wu has published an op-ed in Texas Lawyer that highlights the challenges facing women in the profession. Read more here.

University of Texas at Austin School of Law Professor Jane Cohen Receives the Holleran Steiker Award

May 20th, 2015

Edward Clarke Centennial Professor Jane Cohen has received the Holleran Steiker Award, given each year by the School of Undergraduate Studies to the teacher of a signature course who earns the strongest reviews from his/her students.
After attending Yale and Harvard Law School, Jane practiced law in Boston, Massachusetts, and then served as a professor at […]

University of Texas School of Law Professor Mechele Dickerson Named to Academy of Distinguished Teachers at UT Austin

May 6th, 2015

University of Texas School of Law Professor Mechele Dickerson has been named to the Academy of Distinguished Teachers at UT Austin. The Academy was created in 1995 to recognize tenured faculty members who have maintained significant contributions to education throughout their careers, particularly at the undergraduate level.
Receiving both her bachelors and J.D. from Harvard, […]

Loretta Lynch Named First African-American Attorney General of the United States

April 28th, 2015

On April 27th, 2015, Loretta Lynch was sworn in as the first African-American Attorney General of the United States. Receiving both her bachelor’s and J.D. from Harvard, Lynch has worked on several high-profile cases, including United States vs. Volpe in which she successfully prosecuted officers who severely beat and sexually assaulted Haitian immigrant Abner Louima. […]

« Older Entries