The Effects of Race and Gender on Attorney Selection

The Effects of Race and Gender on Attorney Selection, 20 RUTGERS RACE & L. REV. 1 (2018).

13 Pages Posted: 12 Jun 2020

Date Written: 2018

Abstract

Much research has been conducted regarding women and minorities’ under-representation in law and how jurors and judges may demonstrate prejudice against them. However, little research has been conducted on the related issue of the roles gender and race play in consumer decisions when hiring an attorney. This article provides the results of a survey designed to discover biases in the attorney selection process. The results bring up issues of helpful and harmful stereotypes and call into question a popular anti-affirmative action argument.

Keywords: Racism, Sexism, Stereotypes, Gender Discrimination, Race Discrimination, Female Attorneys, Black Attorneys, African American Attorneys, Minority Attorneys

Suggested Citation

Conklin, Michael, The Effects of Race and Gender on Attorney Selection (2018). The Effects of Race and Gender on Attorney Selection, 20 RUTGERS RACE & L. REV. 1 (2018)., Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3604285 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3604285

Michael Conklin (Contact Author)

Angelo State University ( email )

2601 W. Avenue N
San Angelo, TX 76909
United States

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