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Women in the world's legal professions edited by Ulrike Schultz and Gisela Shaw.

Publication:
Oxford Portland, Oregon Hart Publishing 2003.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (544 p.)
Edition:
1st ed.
Series:
Onati international series in law and society.
Onati international series in law and society
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Subjects:
Women lawyers.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Women lawyers,less than a century ago still almost a contradiction in terms, have come to stay. Who are they? Where are they? What impact have they had on the profession that had for so long been a bastion of male domination? These are key questions asked in this first comprehensive study of women in the world's legal professions. Answers are based on both quantitative and qualitative analyses, using a variety of conceptual frameworks. 26 contributions by 25 authors present and evaluate the situation of women in the legal profession in both common and civil law countries in the developed world. 15 countries from four continents are covered: the United States of America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, England, Israel, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, Finland, France, Italy, Brazil, Korea, and Japan. The focus ranges from judges and public prosecutors, to law professors, lawyers (attorneys), notaries and company lawyers. National differences are clearly in evidence, but so are common features cutting across national boundaries. Experience of glass ceilings and revolving doors is as widespread and as real as success stories of women lawyers pursuing their own projects
Contents:
Introduction: Women in the World's Legal Professions: Overview and Synthesis
Ulrike Schultz
PART 1. WOMEN LAWYERS IN THE COMMON LAW WORLD
1. Gender and the Profession: An American Perspective
Deborah Rhode
2. The Effect of Lawyer Gender on Client Perceptions of Lawyer Behaviour
William Felstiner et al
3. Gender in Context: Women in Family Law
Lynn Mather
4. Barriers to Gender Equality in the Canadian Legal Establishment
Fiona M Kay and Joan Brockman
5. Engendering the Legal Profession: The Education Strategy
Mary Jane Mossman
6. Women in the Legal Profession: The Australian Profile
Rosemary Hunter
7. Women Barristers and Gender Difference in Australia
Rosemary Hunter
8. New Zealand Women Lawyers at the End of the Twentieth Century
Georgina Murray
9. The Status of Women Lawyers in the United Kingdom
Clare MS McGlynn
10. Strategies for Reforming the English Solicitors' Profession: An Analysis of the Business Case for Sex Equality
Clare MS McGlynn
11. Prospects for Parity: The Position of Women in the Judiciary in England and Wales
Kate Malleson
12. Can Women Lawyer Differently? A Perspective from the UK
Hilary Sommerlad
13. The Remains of the Day: The Women Law Professors Project
Celia Wells
14. Lawyers in the Courtroom: Gender,Trials and Professional Performance in Israel
Bryna Bogoch
PART 2. WOMEN LAWYERS IN THE CIVIL LAW WORLD
15. The Status of Women Lawyers in Germany
Ulrike Schultz
16. Women Lawyers in Germany: Perception and Construction of Femininity
Ulrike Schultz
17. Women Lawyers in the New Federal States of Germany: From Quantity to Quality?
Gisela Shaw
18. Women in the Dutch Legal Profession (1950-2000)
Leny E de Groot-van Leuwen
19. Choices in Context: Life Histories of Women Lawyers in the Netherlands
Heleen FP Ietswaart
20. Women Lawyers in Poland under the Impact of Post-1989 Transformation
Ma?gorzata Fuszara
21. Women Jurists in Finland at the Turn of the Century: Breakthrough or Intermezzo?
Harriet Silius
22. Male Strategies in the Face of the Feminisation of a Profession: The Case of the French Judiciary
Anne Boigeol
23. Professional Body and Gender Difference in Court: The Case of the First (Failed) Woman Lawyer in Modern Italy
Vittorio Olgiati
24. Women in the Judiciary: A Perspective from Brazil
Eliane Botelho Junqueira
25. Lee Tai-Young (1914-1998): The Pioneer Woman Lawyer of South Korea
Haesook Kim
26. Women Lawyers in Japan: Contradictory Factors in Status
Yuriko Kaminaga and Jörn Westhoff
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Description based upon print version of record.
Electronic reproduction. London : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2014. Available via World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreement
Includes bibliographical references
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Contributor:
Schultz, Ulrike, editor.
Shaw, Gisela, editor.
ISBN:
1-4725-5939-8
1-280-80095-X
9786610800957
1-84731-207-1
OCLC:
181845769
Publisher Number:
10.5040/9781472559395 doi