Looking Beyond Gender: Women’s Experiences at Law School

36 Pages Posted: 9 Feb 2011 Last revised: 16 Dec 2012

Eli Wald

University of Denver Sturm College of Law

Carrie Golden

University of Denver Sturm College of Law

Erin Snow

University of Denver Sturm College of Law

Nicole Van Hook

University of Denver Sturm College of Law

Heidi Haberman

University of Denver Sturm College of Law

Elena Vigil

University of Denver Sturm College of Law

Tamara Henry

University of Denver Sturm College of Law

Jillian Kysor

University of Denver Sturm College of Law

Tseada Berhanu

University of Denver Sturm College of Law

Maureen Weiland

University of Denver Sturm College of Law

Date Written: February 8, 2011

Abstract

This article explores the interplay between gender identity and racial, cultural, and ethnic identity as well as socioeconomic background, intellectual self esteem, and familial support systems to investigate the experience of women law students in legal education. Consisting of nine narratives by female law students of varying identities and backgrounds, the article’s main goal is to question the traditional focus on gender identity as a defining and explanatory factor of women’s subpar legal education and examine its interplay with other aspects of students’ identity and background conditions.

Suggested Citation

Wald, Eli and Golden, Carrie and Snow, Erin and Van Hook, Nicole and Haberman, Heidi and Vigil, Elena and Henry, Tamara and Kysor, Jillian and Berhanu, Tseada and Weiland, Maureen, Looking Beyond Gender: Women’s Experiences at Law School (February 8, 2011). Tulsa Law Review, Vol. 48, No. 27, 2012; U Denver Legal Studies Research Paper No. 11-04. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1757882 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1757882

Eli Wald (Contact Author)

University of Denver Sturm College of Law ( email )

2255 E. Evans Avenue
Denver, CO 80208
United States

HOME PAGE: http://law.du.edu/index.php/profile/eli-wald

Carrie Golden

University of Denver Sturm College of Law ( email )

2255 E. Evans Avenue
Denver, CO 80208
United States

Erin Snow

University of Denver Sturm College of Law ( email )

2255 E. Evans Avenue
Denver, CO 80208
United States

Nicole Van Hook

University of Denver Sturm College of Law ( email )

2255 E. Evans Avenue
Denver, CO 80208
United States

Heidi Haberman

University of Denver Sturm College of Law ( email )

2255 E. Evans Avenue
Denver, CO 80208
United States

Elena Vigil

University of Denver Sturm College of Law ( email )

2255 E. Evans Avenue
Denver, CO 80208
United States

Tamara Henry

University of Denver Sturm College of Law ( email )

2255 E. Evans Avenue
Denver, CO 80208
United States

Jillian Kysor

University of Denver Sturm College of Law ( email )

2255 E. Evans Avenue
Denver, CO 80208
United States

Tseada Berhanu

University of Denver Sturm College of Law ( email )

2255 E. Evans Avenue
Denver, CO 80208
United States

Maureen Weiland

University of Denver Sturm College of Law ( email )

2255 E. Evans Avenue
Denver, CO 80208
United States

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