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Women In Law is an insightful and provocative study of the paradoxes women face as they live the realities beyond the new mystique of a high-powered career.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780385184311
  • Publisher: Doubleday Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/1/1983
  • Pages: 456

Table of Contents

Preface
Preface to the 1983 Edition
Preface to the 1993 Edition
Introduction: Encountering the Legal Establishment: The New Women of Law 3
1 Law: The Changing Context 13
2 Where They Came From and Why They Chose the Law 23
3 Getting into Law School 49
4 Going to Law School 60
5 Breaking In: Dark Days of Discrimination and the Beginning of a New Era 79
6 Patterns of Practice 96
7 Government Practice 112
8 Poverty Law and the Public Interest 120
9 Feminist Law Firms and Feminist Law Practice 130
10 Small Private Practices and Husband-Wife Law Partnerships 162
11 Women in the Legal Establishment: Wall Street and the Large Corporate Firms 175
12 Women Law Professors 219
13 Benchmarks: Women in the Judiciary 237
14 Professional Associations 247
15 Ambivalence and Collegiality 265
16 The Self: Confidence and Presentation 305
17 So Many Hours in the Day 315
18 Husbands, Wives, and Lovers 329
19 Children 358
Conclusion: Prognosis of Progress 380
Appendix: Methodology 387
Notes 401
Epilogue 423
Name Index 475
Subject Index 481
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