A SOCIOLOGIA COMPARADA DAS ADVOGADAS: A FEMINIZAÇÃO DA PROFISSÃO JURÍDICA (Comparative Sociology of Women Lawyers)

Panóptica, Vitória, vol. 8, n. 1 (n. 25), 2013, pp.67-96

UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper No. 2013-151

31 Pages Posted: 10 Nov 2013  

Carrie Menkel-Meadow

University of California Irvine, School of Law; Georgetown University Law Center

Date Written: November 1, 2013

Abstract

A história das mulheres na profissão jurídica é fácil de contar, mesmo através de culturas jurídico-nacionais díspares. Até recentemente elas não eram encontradas em numerous significativos entre bacharéis em direito, profissionais do direito ou em nenhuma outra ocupação que envolvesse trabalho jurídico, mesmo que apenas superficialmente. Para a maioria das nações isto mudou radicalmente nos anos 70 com a expansão da educação universitária, que acabou por propiciar a inclusão das mulheres e o desenvolvimento simultâneo do aumento do papel da universidade no treinamento de profissionais do direito em muitos países.

This article, now published in Portuguese (and adapted from earlier work), reviews the comparative sociology of women lawyers, arguing for the feminization of the legal profession in many countries. Women are now over 50% of law graduates in many countries and serve in many different legal roles, including the judiciary, civil service, private practice, as prosecutors and government officials, as well as public interest lawyers. But, it is still true that despite their growing numbers in the profession in so many countries, women are still disproportionately under-represented in the most prestigious parts of the profession, depending on what is prestigious in different legal cultures. The article reports on the participation rates of women in different parts of the legal profession in many different countries and then reviews the claims, by this author and others, that the growing number of women in the legal profession might have an impact on how law is practiced and how the legal system might be adapted, both in substance and in process, drawing on feminist legal and social theory, as well as data.

Notes: Downloadable document is in Portuguese.

Suggested Citation

Menkel-Meadow, Carrie, A SOCIOLOGIA COMPARADA DAS ADVOGADAS: A FEMINIZAÇÃO DA PROFISSÃO JURÍDICA (Comparative Sociology of Women Lawyers) (November 1, 2013). Panóptica, Vitória, vol. 8, n. 1 (n. 25), 2013, pp.67-96; UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper No. 2013-151. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2348819

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