Some Thoughts on the State of Women Lawyers and Why Title VII Has Not Worked for Them

27 Pages Posted: 19 Feb 2011 Last revised: 12 Aug 2011

Theresa (Terri) M. Beiner

University of Arkansas at Little Rock - William H. Bowen School of Law

Date Written: February 4, 2011

Abstract

This essay discusses why women lawyers have not been as successful in large firms in spite of graduating from law school in large numbers over the last twenty years. It begins by giving a snapshot of the state of women lawyers, including women lawyers of color. It includes stories and studies of women’s struggles at these firms. It also describes why Title VII has not worked to solve the problems associated with being a successful woman in a law firm. Finally, it suggests some potential solutions that may help women be more successful in these environments.

Keywords: Women, Lawyers, Employment Discrimination

Suggested Citation

Beiner, Theresa (Terri) M., Some Thoughts on the State of Women Lawyers and Why Title VII Has Not Worked for Them (February 4, 2011). Indiana Law Review, Forthcoming; UALR Bowen School Research Paper No. 11-05. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1763300

Theresa (Terri) M. Beiner (Contact Author)

University of Arkansas at Little Rock - William H. Bowen School of Law ( email )

1201 McMath Street
Little Rock, AR 72202
United States

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