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Gender and Careers in the Legal Academy

Editor(s): Ulrike Schultz, Gisela Shaw, Margaret Thornton, Rosemary Auchmuty
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Published: 11-03-2021
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Edition: 1st
Extent: 672
ISBN: 9781509923120
Imprint: Hart Publishing
Series: Oñati International Series in Law and Society
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About Gender and Careers in the Legal Academy

In the past fifteen years there has been a marked increase in the international scholarship relating to women in law. The lives and careers of women in legal practice and the judiciary have been extensively documented and critiqued, but the central conundrum remains: Does the presence of women make a difference?

What has been largely overlooked in the literature is the position of women in the legal academy, although central to the changing culture. To remedy the oversight, an international network of scholars embarked on a comparative study, which resulted in this path-breaking book.

The contributors uncover fascinating accounts of the careers of the academic pioneers as well as exploring broader theoretical issues relating to gender and culture. The provocative question as to whether the presence of women makes a difference informs each contribution.

Table Of Contents


Overview and Synthesis of Results

Part 1 Gender and Careers in the Legal Academy
1. Gender and Careers in the Legal Academy in Germany: Women's difficult path from pioneers to a (still contested) minority
Ulrike Schultz, Germany

2. Gender and the Legal Academy in the UK: a product of proxies and hiring and promotion practices
Liz Duff, Lisa Webley UK

3. The Feminisation of Legal Academia in Quebec: Achievements and Challenges
Julie Paquin, Canada

4. Women, Difference and Identities in the Brazilian Legal Professoriate
Maria da Gloria Bonelli, Brazil

5. India's Women Legal Academics. Who they are and where you might find them
Swethaa Ballakrishnen and Rupali Samuel, USA, India

6. Women in the Legal Academy at the Law School of the University of Buenos Aires
Beatriz Kohen, Sonia Ariza Navarrete, Maria de los Angeles Ramallo, Argentina, Columbia

7. Breaking the Veil of Masculinity? Women and the legal academy in Ghana
Josephine Dawuni, USA, Ghana

Part 2 History of Women in Law Faculties
8. Why not faster? Women in the Czech and Czechoslovak Legal Academy
Jan Kober, Czech Republic

9. Gender and Law Teaching in Scotland
Peter Robson, Scotland

10. Women's Entry and Integration into Israel´s Legal Academia: History, Story, Non-Story and the Men(tor)
Eyal Katvan, Ruth Halperin-Kaddari, Israel

11. Women Legal Academics in China
Xiaonan Liu, China

12. Women Law Teachers in the Philippines. Then, now and six decades in between: The cheerless transformation of a road less travelled by to a path oft-chosen for convenience
Emily Sanchez-Salcedo, Philippines

Part 3 First and Early Women Law Professors
13. Madeleine Gevers-Dwelshauvers (1897-1994) - A Grande Dame at the Université Libre de Bruxelles
Hans den Tonkelaar, The Netherlands

14. Compromise, Autonomy and Courage. Derkje Hazewinkel-Suringa: First Female Law Professor in the Netherlands (1989-1970)
Leny de Groot, The Netherlands

15. Inkeri Anttila (1916 – 2013) – The first woman law professor in Finland
Harriet Silius, Finland

16. In Memory of Vera Poska-Grünthal, the First Female Law Lecturer in Tartu. Women and the Legal Academy in Estonia
Merike Ristikivi, Estonia

17. Alice Erh-Soon Tay and the Character of Legal Knowledge
Susan Bartie, Australia

18. Oral History and Australia's First Women Law Professors
Kim Rubenstein, Australia

19. The Way to Barbara Armstrong, First Tenure-Track Law Professor in an Accredited U.S. Law School
Susan Carle, USA

20. First Female Law Student and Law Professor in Kuwait: Badria al-Awadhi (1967-2017) opens the door for women in law
Rania Maktabi, Norway, Lebanon

21. Why Aisha Rateb Could not Become Egypt´s First Female Judge and Became Egypt´s First Female Law Professor Instead
Omnia Mehanna, Egypt and Nadia Sonneveld, The Netherlands

Part 4 Two Early Ones' Autobiographical Look at Their Careers
22. Memories. Becoming a Law Professor
Celia Wells, UK

23. Herculanean Obstacles and Intrepid Complainants: The Sex Discrimination Complaint at Osgoode Hall Law School, 1987 – 1994
Mary Jane Mossman, Canada

Part 5 Feminism in the Legal Academy
24. The Road to Olive Stone. LSE and Women´s Legal Education
Rosemary Auchmuty and Jennifer Temkin, UK

25. The First and Last(?) Feminist Law Professors in Australia
Margaret Thornton, Australia

26. Feminist Legal Academics: Changing the Epistemology of American Law through Conflicts, Controversies and Comparisons
Carrie Menkel-Meadow, USA

Part 6 Reflections on Masculinities ad Femininities in the Legal Academy
27. Rethinking Masculinities in the Legal Academy: Men, Gender and Legal Careers (or Whatever Happened to the `Nutty Professor`?)
Richard Collier, UK

28. Patriarchal Discourses in the UK Legal Academy: The Case of the Reasonable Man
Hillary Sommerlad, UK

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