The Emerging Legal Profession in Qatar: Diversity Realities and Challenges
26 Pages Posted: 13 Feb 2019 Last revised: 23 May 2019
Date Written: February 3, 2019
In the West, women have practiced law and advocated greater gender diversity in the legal profession for more than a century. In Qatar, concepts such as ‘equality of opportunity’ and ‘diversity or inclusion in the profession’ are virtually unexplored by research and only beginning to appear in casual conversations. While the number of women studying law in Qatar has significantly increased, the number of women practicing law as prosecutors, judges and lawyers has not directly correlated. This article will use Qatar as a case study to analyze how culture and modern development affect the feminization of Qatar’s bar and bench.
Keywords: Qatar, Diversity, Legal Profession, Lawyers, Judges, Legal Education
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