Nevertheless She Persisted: From Mrs. Bradwell to Annalise Keating, Gender Bias in the Courtroom

33 Pages Posted: 26 Feb 2018 Last revised: 16 Jan 2019

Date Written: 2017

Abstract

Part I of this Article gives some brief background on the nature of implicit gender biases, and discusses the evolution of gender bias against female attorneys, with particular attention to how the media influences those biases. Part II analyzes the specific manifestations of gender bias in the courtroom. Part III addresses concrete strategies that law schools, firms, the bench, and bar can implement to reduce its impact.

Keywords: gender bias, female attorneys, media influence, courtroom, litigation

Suggested Citation

Goodman, Christine Chambers, Nevertheless She Persisted: From Mrs. Bradwell to Annalise Keating, Gender Bias in the Courtroom (2017). William & Mary Journal of Women and the Law, Vol. 24, No. 1, 2017; Pepperdine University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2018/5. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3129114

Christine Chambers Goodman (Contact Author)

Pepperdine University School of Law ( email )

24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263
United States

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