The Shadow of Professor Kingsfield: Contemporary Dilemmas Facing Women Law Professors
Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law
William & Mary Journal of Women and the Law, Vol. 11, 2005
Ohio State Public Law Working Paper No. 38
This essay discusses the predicament of women law professors in an era when the representation of women on law faculties has reached a "critical mass." It explores three mechanisms for reproducing gender inequality: (1) self-fulfilling stereotypes, (2) gender-specific comparison groups, and (3) the accumulation of small disadvantages. Chamallas uses stories from her own and colleagues' experiences to illustrate contemporary forms of bias.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 27
Keywords: discrimination, legal education, tokenism, sexism, feminism
JEL Classification: I21, J71, K10Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: May 25, 2005
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