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LRC Career & Practice Collection: Gender Equity

This LibGuide is an overview of a new collection at the Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law Legal Research Center.

Gender Equity

Although many firms and practices are continuing to make progressive change, gender-based pay disparity is still a rampant problem and women are far less likely to make partner. Last year, statistics from the American Bar Association Commission on Women's annual report on women in the law reported that women make up less than a third of corporations, slightly more than a third of law school deans, a fifth of law review authors, a quarter of congress, and only 38% of the legal profession. Surveys from this commission found that as of 2018, women lawyers were only making 80% of their male colleagues' salaries, and male partners were paid 27% more than female partners, globally. There is much work to be done, and clearly enormous room for growth, in breaking the glass ceiling, ensuring upward mobility for promotion, the recognition of accomplishments, publication, and closing the wage gap. This section of the collection serves to supplement your study with insight and advice from women in legal professions on their experiences of difference within their firms and careers.

 

Having trouble getting started? Check out these e-resource titles from the Wolters Kluwer/Aspen collection:

Best Friends at the Bar: What Women Need to Know about a Career in Law

Best Friends at the Bar: New Balance for Today's Woman Lawyer

From the Collection