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Still unequal : the shameful truth about women and justice in America

Author: Lorraine Dusky
Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Still Unequal is a compelling and wide-ranging look at the profound sexism that still pervades the legal system after thirty years of feminist attempts to reform it. Not only is the prejudice of the past written into the law itself, our society continually reinforces it: Women students and faculty at some of the most prestigious law schools are still routinely discriminated against; as lawyers, they face oppressive
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Dusky, Lorraine.
Still unequal.
New York : Crown Publishers, ©1996
(OCoLC)604448349
Online version:
Dusky, Lorraine.
Still unequal.
New York : Crown Publishers, ©1996
(OCoLC)607848638
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lorraine Dusky
ISBN: 0517593890 9780517593899
OCLC Number: 35033546
Description: viii, 452 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Legal Education. The Rise of a Morally Bankrupt System: Learning to "Think Like a Lawyer" The History of Women in Law Schools: Portia at the Gates. Classroom Atmosphere: What Is Wrong with This Picture? Sexual Harassment: Wolves in the Schoolhouse. A Tale of Casebook Chauvinism: Women Get No Respect. Teaching Rape: What Is (Almost) Everyone Afraid Of? Tenure Travails: Law Schools Are Not Equal Opportunity Employers. Harvard: Beirut on the Charles --
2. Women at the Bar. The History of Women Lawyers: The Door Is Slammed Shut ... or Nearly So ... Getting Started: Many Are Called ... Private Practice: Invited in but Locked Out. Bringing Up Baby: The Law and Children. Rainmaking: The Last Frontier. Law Firm Lust: Sexual Harassment --
3. The Law and the Courts. History of Women's Place in Our Legal Code: In the Beginning ... There Was Sexism ... Courtroom Demeanor: Lady Lawyers and 'Gentlemen' Judges. Divorce: Breaking up Is Hard to Do. Custody: Rights and Rage.
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Still Unequal is a compelling and wide-ranging look at the profound sexism that still pervades the legal system after thirty years of feminist attempts to reform it. Not only is the prejudice of the past written into the law itself, our society continually reinforces it: Women students and faculty at some of the most prestigious law schools are still routinely discriminated against; as lawyers, they face oppressive odds against making partner at the big firms and, amazingly enough, encounter blatant bias in the courtroom from judges and opposing counsel. Both students and lawyers often face staggering levels of sexual harassment. Finally, women entering the system through divorce court or as survivors of abuse and rape frequently run up against attitudes we thought had died long ago. Still Unequal proves how far we must still go to rid our system of gender bias at all levels.

To support her claim - documented with numerous studies and based on hundreds of interviews - Lorraine Dusky recounts in vivid detail stories involving women from all walks of life, from former professors at Yale to lawyers at white-shoe firms to women fighting for custody of their children to battered women. Dusky makes an overwhelming case for fundamental change in the legal system.

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