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Women and the Law News


Posted on: Mar 14, 2018

The theme for the International Women’s Day campaign this year is #PressforProgress. Importantly, the campaign highlights the World Economic Forum’s 2017 Global Gender Gap Report whose findings tell us that gender parity is over 200 years away. Similarly, McKinsey & Company’s 2017 Women in the Workplace Report tells us that “[w]omen remain underrepresented at every level in corporate America despite earning more college degrees than men for thirty years and counting.” This statistic seems to play out in the legal profession as well, where American Bar Association (ABA) research reveals that despite the fact that women have made up more than 40 per cent of law school students for more than three decades, they make up just 23 per cent of partners and 19 per cent of equity partners in the country’s largest law firms.

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