Working out women in law schools

Celia K Wells

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Although well over half of law undergraduates are women, in nearly all law schools they are likely to encounter more male lecturers than women. Few of them will meet a woman law professor and even fewer will see a female head of department. Compared with their male counterparts fewer women students and academic staff will go on to the top of their profession. There is clear evidence that women of all ranks in universities are paid less than their male counterparts. The university sector as a whole is only slowly coming to recognise that some proactive policies might he needed hefure equal opportunities for women and other groups traditionally excluded from the portuls are assured. This paper explores some of the explanations for the position of women in UK law schools.
Translated title of the contribution‘Working out women in law schools’
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)116 - 136
JournalLegal Studies
Publication statusPublished - 2001

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Publisher: Blackwell

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