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Dean Search Committee Names Finalists: Four out of Five are Women

Four out five of finalists to serve as the next Dean of the University of Maryland School of Law are women. The finalists include Wendy Collins Perdue, Phoebe A. Haddon, Linda S. Mullenix, Leah Ward Sears, and Mark A. Sargent. After 10 years of service, the Law School's current dean, Karen H. Rothenberg, will step down at the end of the current academic year. Click here for more information on these remarkable finalists. 

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The Wage Gap Puzzle in the Legal Profession

The Glass Hammer has a piece on the wage gap for lawyers, The Wage Gap Puzzle in the Legal Profession: Why Women Lawyers Still Earn Less Than Men & What Can Be Done About It. Paying attention to the wage gaps for lawyers is useful because of the unique nature of the profession. First, the legal profession has experienced increased female participation for the last 30 years. Before 1970, few women entered the profession. Today, women make up more than 40% of law school enrollment and represent about a quarter of the legal profession. In addition, employers are well aware…

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Work-Life Advocate Joins First Lady’s Office

Michelle Obama recently announced that Jocelyn Frye will serve as Director of Policy and Projects for the First Lady. According to The Juggle, the selection of Ms. Frye suggests that Michelle Obama is "preparing to take an activist stance on such policy issues as family leave and flexible scheduling." As general counsel for the National Partnership for Women and Families, Ms. Frye has been one of Washington’s most visible advocates of expanding family leave and ending pregnancy discrimination. She’ll bring 15 years of policy-making experience to bear behind Ms. Obama’s stated plans to emphasize work-life issues and aid for military…

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Sloan Work & Family Top Ten

The Sloan Work and Family Research Network listed their ten most widely read blog posts from 2008, many of which may be of interest to women lawyers. Here's the list: 1.) Action Plan for Working Parents Caring for Children with Disabilities 2.) Work-Family Issues for Employed Parents of Children with Disabilities 3.) A Legal Pitfall to Telecommuting 4.) Work-Life Flexibility and the Recession: Core Business Strategy 5.) Small Businesses and the Use of Flexible Work Schedules 6.) Top Ten Trends in Work-Life and Work-Family 7.) How Workplace Characteristics Impact Employee Wellbeing 8.) The Special Case of Military Spouses Returning to…

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U.S. State Department’s Public-Private Partnership for Justice Reform in Afghanistan to Host Afghan Women Lawyers

The U.S. Department of State's Public-Private Partnership for Justice Reform in Afghanistan will host a group of 14 Afghan women judges, prosecutors, and defense attorneys from January 9-24. The participants in this program will participate in a wide range of sessions, including intensive legal seminars, roundtable events, and consultations with senior governmental officials, including former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. Discussion topics include: legal decision-making and mediation, domestic violence, family and mental health, narcotics law, an comparative analyses of the American and Afghan legal systems. The group is being led by the former Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, Dr. Kerry…

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A Sisterhood of Infighting?

A recent piece at the New York Times, A Sisterhood of Workplace Infighting, discusses the ways in which women undermine other women in the workplace. But while women have come a long way in removing workplace barriers, one of the last remaining obstacles is how they treat one another. Instead of helping to build one another’s careers, they sometimes derail them — for example, by limiting access to important meetings and committees; withholding information, assignments and promotions; or blocking the way to mentors and higher-ups. Why are we sometimes our own worst enemies?

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Peggy Cooper Davis: Most Influential Woman in Legal Education

The National Jurist Magazine named Peggy Cooper Davis one of The Most Influential People in Legal Education this month. Dean David Van Zandt and Professor Frederick Schauer joined Professor Davis in receiving the honor. Peggy Cooper Davis is a Professor of Lawyering and Ethics at New York University School of Law. She is also the Director of the widely-acclaimed Lawyering Program at NYU. Working through the Lawyering Program, and through related interdisciplinary seminars and colloquia, Professor Davis strives to revolutionize legal education so that it systematically addresses the interpretive, interactive, ethical and social dimensions of professional practice. Prior to joining…

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The House Votes to Pass Two Measures on Job Bias

The House voted on January 9th to pass legislation that would counter sex discrimination by employers. This action indicates an initial intent by Congress to make a sharp shift away from the civil rights policies of the Bush Administration, according to the New York Times. Speaker Nancy Pelosi stated that "[i]n the first week of the new Congress, this is the legislation we are putting forward: pay equity, fairness to women in the workplace. These are our priorities. This Congress has heard the message of change in the election." This legislation is especially relevant considering that it would overturn the…

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Bringing Babies to Work?

The New York Times recently chimed in on the topic of bringing babies to work: More companies are allowing women — and some men, too — to bring their babies to work. The advantages are clear: The women don’t lose money by taking maternity leave. They can breastfeed conveniently. And they can bond with the baby rather than worry that he or she will develop a closer connection with a nanny or a day-care provider. Of course, disadvantages are clear, too. The needs and noises of babies have the potential to be highly disruptive and to stir resentment among co-workers.…

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On a Tightrope

In her New York Times piece, The Tightrope of Managing a Law Office, Anita J. Cicero discusses the challenges of being an office managing partner. Watching management issues unfold each week is like watching TV when someone else controls the remote. One moment you’re watching a documentary, then — click! — it’s a thriller, then a drama, then the evening news. Switching among unfolding story lines, focusing on practical and fair solutions and trying to remember to prepare that agenda for a 4 p.m. teleconference make for stimulating and often exhausting days. At 43, a relatively young partner at Drinker,…

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