Identifying, Discussing, and Responding to Gender Bias in the Legal Profession

California Real Property Journal, Vol. 37, Iss. 1

Pepperdine University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2019/10

9 Pages Posted: 25 Jun 2019 Last revised: 17 Aug 2019

Date Written: 2019

Abstract

This article begins with highlights from a few stories by real estate practitioners describing their real-world experiences. It then provides a brief overview of the statistics of women in the legal profession, as well as some federal and California state laws and rules impacting gender discrimination. It is important to keep in mind that there are different legal standards for gender discrimination and sexual harassment and this article focuses on gender discrimination rather than sexual harassment. Section IV analyzes certain patterns of behavior and responses to gender bias and sexual harassment. Finally, Section V identifies some best practices and evaluates response strategies.

Keywords: gender bias, legal profession, gender discrimination, real estate law, California

Suggested Citation

Goodman, Christine Chambers, Identifying, Discussing, and Responding to Gender Bias in the Legal Profession (2019). California Real Property Journal, Vol. 37, Iss. 1; Pepperdine University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2019/10. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3409280

Christine Chambers Goodman (Contact Author)

Pepperdine University School of Law ( email )

24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263
United States

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