Sessions Information

  • January 3, 2020
    5:30 pm - 7:15 pm
    Session Type: AALS Open Source Programs
    Session Capacity: N/A
    Hotel: Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
    Room: Virginia A
    Floor: Lobby Level
    In Unequal Profession: Race and Gender in Legal Academia (Stanford University Press, 2019) Professor Deo shares results from the first formal empirical study of law faculty at all stages of the career and with an emphasis on raceXgender challenges and opportunities. The qualitative and quantitative findings from original interview and survey data reveal a national pattern of intersectional bias. The data reveal ongoing gender-based barriers to hiring, promotion, and leadership. Classroom confrontations and biased course evaluations have devastating effects on tenure. Colleagues who “mansplain”, “hepeat”, and silence marginalized faculty contribute to higher attrition rates for female professors of color. Data from various sources make clear that these problems are systemic throughout legal practice and other professions. Unequal Profession outlines individual strategies that have facilitated success for many study participants and can be adapted for others. Necessary structural solutions are also emphasized in the book.
Session Speakers
Thomas Jefferson School of Law

University of California, Los Angeles School of Law

New York University School of Law

Boston University School of Law

Session Fees
  • [4615] AALS Open Source Program - Authors Meet Readers: Unequal Profession: Race and Gender in Legal Academia by Meera E. Deo (Thomas Jefferson School of Law): $0.00