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Friday, July 26, 2013

Being A Partner Isn’t The ‘Worst Job In Biglaw’ — Being A Pregnant Associate Is

Joan C. Williams, director of the UC Hastings Center for WorkLife Law, notes that she’s heard “very, very persistent reports that women return from maternity leave and find it very difficult to get work, even if they return to work full-time.”

According to Williams, it is not at all uncommon for women to return to work after a pregnancy and be let go after they’re unable to fulfill their billable hours requirements.

For all of the many, many ways that Biglaw firms tout their commitment to gender equality in the workplace, and for all of the initiatives they dream up to promote work/life balance, things like this are still happening behind the scenes. For every women’s achievement accolade a firm racks up, one or more of its female employees is being denied the same privileges that her male colleagues enjoy.

Read the full story on Above the Law here.

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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.
Monday, January 19, 2015

Appealing Sentences: How a 555 Mile Trek Prepared Me For Law School

1L Brooke Murphy shares takeaways from her 555 mile pre-law pilgrimage from France to Spain.
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