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Sex Discrimination in the Legal Profession
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Women attorneys are promoted less and subjected more to sexual harassment and other less-tangible forms of sex discrimination.

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List of Tables Introduction Women in the Legal Profession: An Overview Earnings and Promotion: A Closer Look at the Evidence Discrimination on Intangible Margins Employer-Based Discrimination Co-Worker Discrimination Client-Based Discrimination How Opposing Counsel and Judges Treat Female Lawyers The Path to Becoming a Lawyer Differences in Career Paths between Male and Female Lawyers Sex Discrimination and Public Policy References Index

About the Author

BERNARD F. LENTZ is Director of Institutional Research and Analysis at the University of Pennsylvania. His work on labor economics has ranged from French trade unions to the economic impact of children following their parent's career footsteps. He is also a consultant for state and local governments, educational institutions, and private practice attorneys. Previous publications include The Roots of Success: Why Children Follow in Their Parents' Career Footsteps (Praeger, 1985) and State Government Productivity: The Environment for Improvement (Praeger, 1976). DAVID N. LABAND is presently Professor of Economics and head of the Department of Economics at Auburn University in Alabama. His teaching and research interests span the spectrum of applied microeconomics, with an emphasis on public sector economics, government regulations of business, political economy and labor economics. He is the coauthor with Bernard Lentz of The Roots of Success: Why Children Follow in Their Parents' Career Footsteps (Praeger, 1985).

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"This colume of statistical data and interpretation fills a niche in the literature of gender bias in American legal practice... That women attoernys are underpaid, underpromoted, underassigned and underrepresented in positions of authority comes as no surprise. In this useful book, Lentz and Laband explain exactly how, and occasionally why, this is so."-Employee Assistance Quarterly "Invaluable in showing the gap between individuals' perceptions of men and women lawyers, and in developing arguments of how the complex dynamics of sex discrimination may belie the figures."-Legal Information Alert ?Invaluable in showing the gap between individuals' perceptions of men and women lawyers, and in developing arguments of how the complex dynamics of sex discrimination may belie the figures.?-Legal Information Alert ?This colume of statistical data and interpretation fills a niche in the literature of gender bias in American legal practice... That women attoernys are underpaid, underpromoted, underassigned and underrepresented in positions of authority comes as no surprise. In this useful book, Lentz and Laband explain exactly how, and occasionally why, this is so.?-Employee Assistance Quarterly

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