27 Pages Posted: 25 May 2005
This essay discusses the predicament of women law professors in an era when the representation of women on law faculties has reached a "critical mass." It explores three mechanisms for reproducing gender inequality: (1) self-fulfilling stereotypes, (2) gender-specific comparison groups, and (3) the accumulation of small disadvantages. Chamallas uses stories from her own and colleagues' experiences to illustrate contemporary forms of bias.
Keywords: discrimination, legal education, tokenism, sexism, feminism
JEL Classification: I21, J71, K10
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Chamallas, Martha, The Shadow of Professor Kingsfield: Contemporary Dilemmas Facing Women Law Professors. William & Mary Journal of Women and the Law, Vol. 11, 2005; Ohio State Public Law Working Paper No. 38. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=728435