Latinas in Legal Education - Through the Doors of Opportunity: Assimilation, Marginalization, Cooptation or Transformation?

14 Pages Posted: 7 Aug 2009  

Antoinette Sedillo Lopez

University of New Mexico - School of Law

Date Written: 2005

Abstract

This essay will present my thoughts and some of my poetry about the costs and benefits along the pathway of success. In describing personal stories and scholarship written by men and women of color involving assimilation, marginalization, cooptation, and transformation issues, this essay will first show that a woman of color’s perspective on achieving success differs from a man of color’s perspective. Second, it will explain why women of color have a different perspective from white women. Finally, the essay will discuss the challenges posed by a post-"transformation" world.

Suggested Citation

Sedillo Lopez, Antoinette, Latinas in Legal Education - Through the Doors of Opportunity: Assimilation, Marginalization, Cooptation or Transformation? (2005). American University Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the Law, Vol. 13, No. 1, 2005. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1444057

Antoinette Sedillo Lopez (Contact Author)

University of New Mexico - School of Law ( email )

1117 Stanford, N.E.
Albuquerque, NM 87131
United States

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