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Glass Ceilings and Sticky Floors: Minority Women in the Legal Profession

Karen Clanton

Over the course of twenty-five years, a generation of multicultural women have gained entry to the legal profession, achieved milestones as firsts, and secured access to entry- and junior-level jobs. Few, however, have reached what are considered the pinnacles of the profession-partnership in elite law firms, general counsel positions in Fortune 500 companies, law school deanships, and judicial appointments on courts of last resort. Many describe this phenomenon as the glass ceiling. For multicultural women, it is more aptly described as the sticky floor.
  • Print Location Karen Clanton, Glass Ceilings and Sticky Floors: Minority Women in the Legal Profession, 49 Kan. L. Rev. 761 (2001).

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