Pursuing Diversity in the Legal Market

Date: 

Thursday, April 16, 2015, 11:40am to 1:00pm

Location: 

WAPPP Cason Seminar Room, T-102

Paola Cecchi-Dimeglio, Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Program on Negotiation, Harvard Law School; WAPPP Fellow, 2012-2014

Over the years the number of women attending law school has significantly increased. This however has not yet led to a proportional increase in female leaders in the legal profession. It raises the question of why this gender gap still exists even if the pipeline seems to provide sufficient numbers of talented women with the potential to rise to leadership positions in legal education and in the legal profession. To delve into this question, we will examine why and how to pursue diversity in the legal market. Dr. Cecchi-Dimeglio, based on her empirical work, discusses directions and recommendations for closing the gender gaps in the legal profession and beyond.