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Diversity in practice : race, gender, and class in legal and professional careers

Author: Spencer Headworth; Robert L Nelson; Ronit Dinovitzer; David B Wilkins
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2016. © 2016
Series: Cambridge studies in law and society.
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"Expressions of support for diversity are nearly ubiquitous among contemporary law firms and corporations. Organizations back these rhetorical commitments with dedicated diversity staff and various diversity and inclusion initiatives. Yet, the goal of proportionate representation for people of color and women remains unrealized. Members of historically underrepresented groups remain seriously disadvantaged in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Diversity in practice.
Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2016
(DLC) 2015028169
(OCoLC)914136861
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Spencer Headworth; Robert L Nelson; Ronit Dinovitzer; David B Wilkins
ISBN: 9781316402481 1316402487 9781316492062 1316492060
OCLC Number: 946728718
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 435 pages : illustrations)
Contents: Part I. Rhetoric and Realities --
The action after the call: what general counsels say about the value of diversity in legal purchasing decisions in the years following the 'Call to Action' / David B. Wilkins and Young-Kyu Kim --
Diversity and talent at the top: lessons from the boardroom / Kimberly D. Krawiec, John M. Conley and Lissa L. Broome --
Explaining social exclusion and the 'war for talent' in the UK's elite professional service firms / Louise Ashley and Laura Empson --
Part II. Entering Professional Careers: Barriers, Ladders, and Basement Doors --
Typecast socialization: race, gender, and competing expectations in law school / Yung-Yi Diana Pan --
Rethinking the intersectionality of race, gender, and class identity: educating underrepresented minority women for elite careers in science, technology, math, and engineering / Carroll Seron --
Access to a career in the legal profession in England and Wales: race, class, and the role of educational background / Lisa Webley, Jennifer Tomlinson, Daniel Muzio, Hilary Sommerlad, and Liz Duff --
The new "professionalism" in England and Wales: talent, diversity, and a legal precariat / Hilary Sommerlad --
Part III. Inequality and Opportunity in the Careers of Diverse Attorneys --
Which kinds of law firms have the most minority lawyers? Organizational context and the representation of African-Americans, Latinos, and Asian-Americans / Fiona M. Kay and Elizabeth H. Gorman --
Gendered pathways: choice, constraint, and women's job movements in the legal profession / Juliet R. Aiken and Milton C. Regan, Jr --
The effectiveness of inheritance vs. rainmaking strategies in building books of business for female and minority partners / Forrest Briscoe and Andrew von Nordenflycht --
Career mobility and racial diversity in law firms / Christopher I. Rider, Adina D. Sterling, and David Tan --
Immigrant offspring in the legal profession: exploring the effects of immigrant status on earnings among American lawyers / Meghan Dawe and Ronit Dinovitzer.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in law and society.
Responsibility: edited by Spencer Headworth, Robert L. Nelson, Ronit Dinovitzer, David B. Wilkins.

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Leading scholars look beyond the rhetoric of diversity to reveal the ongoing obstacles to professional success for traditionally disadvantaged groups.  Read more...

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