The Emerging Legal Profession in Qatar: Diversity Realities and Challenges

26 Pages Posted: 13 Feb 2019 Last revised: 23 May 2019

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Melissa Deehring

Qatar University - College of Law

Date Written: February 3, 2019

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Deehring, Melissa, The Emerging Legal Profession in Qatar: Diversity Realities and Challenges (February 3, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3328067 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3328067

Melissa Deehring (Contact Author)

Qatar University - College of Law ( email )

College of Law
Doha, 2713
Qatar

HOME PAGE: http://qufaculty.qu.edu.qa/melissa-deehring/home/

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