Legal Profession

Title

Intersectionality and the Careers of Black Women Lawyers

Document Type

Issue/Research Brief/Blog

Publication Date

8-2017

Keywords

legal profession, diversity, discrimination, law firms, gender

Abstract

This article, which is based on the findings presented in the full report, focuses specifically on issues of intersectionality by highlighting key areas in which gender differences among black law graduates are particularly salient. As the following sections demonstrate, while much progress has been made, black lawyers continue to face significant obstacles in their legal careers. Moreover, that black women continue to face particularly high barriers is of paramount importance given that the majority of black law graduates are women.

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