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Women Lawyers: Rewriting the Rules

3.24  ·  Rating Details  ·  38 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Drawing on more than 100 interviews with women lawyers, judges, law school professors, and law students, Harrington pinpoints the barriers women face when they claim equal professional authority--among them the "men's club" ambience, the focus on billable hours, distorted media images, and sexual harassment.
Paperback, 288 pages
Published January 1st 1995 by Plume (first published January 18th 1994)
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Nancy Monson
Jan 27, 2009 Nancy Monson rated it liked it
Recommends it for: women lawyers, especially new to the profession
Shelves: legal
An interesting mix of personal observation of women in the legal system, and the perspectives (through anonymous interviews) of several women practicing law.

I expected and hoped for a more succinct and factual accounting. Rather, I got a mixed bag of seemingly whiny complainers and quotable quotes.

All in all, a good early effort to define what "women lawyers" really are all about.

Personally, after practicing law for so long, I hardly see gender as a factor in the actual practice or application o
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Sybil Gelin
Extremely well-written. Refreshing to read about women who find the practice of law to be anything but a "liberating" experience. As a woman who plans to go to law school in a couple years, I'd definitely recommend this as a must-read for all law school/lawyer hopefuls (of both sexes).
Leslie
Feb 27, 2008 Leslie rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: women lawyers
This book summed up everything I had been feeling!! It was completely on the money. I read it and felt angry and yet somehow relieved that I wasn't alone in what I had always felt about being a lawyer, woman, and mommy.
Pennylope
read before law school...prob would do me good to do again.
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