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Northwestern University School of Law’s Two Year Work Requirement and Its Possible Effects on Women: Another Tile in the Glass C

Kathleen K. Gilbert

The subject of this article is the issue of women being penalized in the legal profession for having children and taking care of children. This project focuses on the choices female attorneys make with respect to family and career. More precisely, a new strategic plan currently being implemented by Northwestern University School of Law (Northwestern Law) ignores the fact that women have only a finite amount of time in which to have children. The effect of the two year work requirement will be to make childbearing decisions for female attorneys more difficult than they currently experience. The result of this oversight is that female graduates of Northwestern Law will have an even harder time choosing both family and career.
  • Print Location Kathleen K. Gilbert, Northwestern University School of Law's Two Year Work Requirement and Its Possible Effects on Women: Another Tile in the Glass Ceiling?, 12 Am. U.J. Gender Soc. Pol'y & L. 69 (2003).

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