Description - Women in the World's Legal Professions by Ulrike Schultz
Women lawyers,less than a century ago still almost a contradiction in terms, have come to stay. Who are they? Where are they? What impact have they had on the profession that had for so long been a bastion of male domination? These are key questions asked in this first comprehensive study of women in the world's legal professions. Answers are based on both quantitative and qualitative analyses, using a variety of conceptual frameworks. 26 contributions by 25 authors present and evaluate the situation of women in the legal profession in both common and civil law countries in the developed world. 15 countries from four continents are covered: the United States of America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, England, Israel, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, Finland, France, Italy, Brazil, Korea, and Japan. The focus ranges from judges and public prosecutors, to law professors, lawyers (attorneys), notaries and company lawyers. National differences are clearly in evidence, but so are common features cutting across national boundaries. Experience of glass ceilings and revolving doors is as widespread and as real as success stories of women lawyers pursuing their own projects.
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Author Biography - Ulrike Schultz
Ulrike Schultz is a senior academic in law at the FernUniversitat Hagen, Germany. She is also head of the law faculty's Teaching and Learning Unit, and Chair of the university's Equal Opportunities Commission. She acts as a practical skills trainer for lawyers in Germany. Gisela Shaw is a Professor of German Studies and Director of Research in the Faculty of Languages and European Studies at the University of the West of England,Bristol.