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From Platitudes to Priorities: Diversity and Gender Equity in Lawfirms

Deborah L. Rhode

Deborah L. Rhode is one of the country’s leading scholars in the fields of legal ethics and gender, law, and public policy. An author of over 20 books, including The Beauty Bias, Gender and Law, Women and Leadership and Moral Leadership, she is the nation’s most frequently cited scholar in legal ethics. She is the director of the Stanford Center on the Legal Profession and Founding President of the International Association of Legal Ethics.  Before joining the Stanford Law faculty, Professor Rhode was a law clerk for Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall.

Professor Rhode's most recent article details the gender biases that persistently plague law firms and prevent women from rising to positions of leadership within the profession.

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