Gender, Power, Law & Leadership (Table of Contents and Introduction)

Gender Power, Law & Leadership (West Academic 2019)

U of Houston Law Center No. 2019-A-8

16 Pages Posted: 19 Nov 2019

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Hannah Brenner Johnson

California Western School of Law

Renee (Newman) Knake Jefferson

University of Houston Law Center

Date Written: November 14, 2019

Abstract

Women enter the professions in numbers equal to men but comprise only a fraction of leadership roles in politics, the judiciary, law firms, the corporate world, higher education and beyond. Women of color fare even worse. Written in direct response to this glaring inequality, Gender, Power, Law & Leadership offers a new, innovative approach to address and remedy enduring gender disparities.

Essential reading for anyone aspiring to a leadership role, the book exposes readers to intersections of gender, race, class, power and law through both historical and contemporary works. It also explores post-feminism discrimination ignored by the modern legal system, including the glass cliff, shortlisting, emotional taxation, admin burdens, work wife syndrome, gender sidelining, imposter syndrome and other gender-based barriers.

The book is designed for a semester-long course in law school and higher education classrooms. Each of the nine chapters weaves together excerpts of cases and articles designed to facilitate discussion based upon carefully crafted thought questions. Narratives about transformative women leaders appear throughout to educate, inspire, and mentor students. The conclusion offers concrete guidance for readers to apply in their educational and professional lives as they pursue leadership paths, and proposes reforms to create a world of leaders who reflect the public they serve.

Keywords: gender, leadership, diversity, inequality, inclusion, power, courts, legal profession, women

Suggested Citation

Brenner Johnson, Hannah and (Newman) Knake Jefferson, Renee, Gender, Power, Law & Leadership (Table of Contents and Introduction) (November 14, 2019). Gender Power, Law & Leadership (West Academic 2019), U of Houston Law Center No. 2019-A-8, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3487082

Hannah Brenner Johnson (Contact Author)

California Western School of Law ( email )

225 Cedar Street
San Diego, CA 92101
United States

Renee (Newman) Knake Jefferson

University of Houston Law Center ( email )

Houston, TX 77003
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.law.uh.edu/faculty/main.asp?PID=5141

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