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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Prof. Joan C. Williams on Why Women Are More Likely to Be Denied Flextime

Two new studies conducted by a Yale researcher have found that women are less likely than men to get their requests for flexible work schedules approved.

Joan C. Williams, the director of the Center for WorkLife Law at the University of California’s Hastings College of the Law, said that gender-based stereotypes are probably responsible for the second study’s findings:

"For women, it’s the fear of triggering the strongest form of gender bias against women— the maternal wall. And for men, there’s fear of triggering a stigma on the grounds they’re too feminine. So both forms of stigma are driven by gender bias, which means that allowing the flexibility stigma to affect people’s careers is a potential violation of federal anti-discrimination law."

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Friday, January 23, 2015

Thinkers & Doers: January 23, 2015

UC Hastings community members in the news and making moves January 17, 2014 - January 23, 2015.
Thursday, January 22, 2015

2L Trailblazer Liliana Garcia

"We might have had less growing up,” she said, “but I actually had more support emotionally, and that is what people need to get through anything.”
Wednesday, January 21, 2015

New Study Reveals "Double Jeopardy" Faced by Women of Color in STEM

Professor Joan C. Williams and the Center for WorkLife Law released the report, which demonstrates in startling fashion how subtle—and not-so-subtle—bias shapes the daily work lives of women in STEM, and how women’s experience of gender bias is shaped by race.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015

New AALS Section on East Asian Law and Society Points to Region’s Growing Prominence

Professor Miyazawa was elected as the first Chair.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Mark Werbner Lectures on Anti-Terrorism Litigation

His 10-year-long case held a financial institution civilly liable for providing services to Hamas.
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