'Baylor Law School wives' sought for part-time position, law firm job ad states
A law firm in central Texas is taking some heat for a job ad that seeks “Baylor Law School wives” who are interested in a clerical position.
The ad, purportedly from Fulbright Winniford in Waco, was included in a “student announcements” email sent to every law student, Above the Law reports.
The ad stated that the firm “is looking for a part-time receptionist/clerical worker. Our firm would like to reach out to the Baylor Law School wives to fill this position.”
Above the Law notes the ratio of men and women at Baylor is a 50-50 split. “The notion that some dear little ‘Baylor Law School wife’ is just hoping for a little part-time job to occupy her time while her man is busy in classes is so hopelessly old-fashioned,” the blog says.
Fulbright Winniford did not immediately respond to an ABA Journal request for comment through voicemail and online message.
The law school, however, issued a statement to Above the Law: “We provide information about employment opportunities to our students as a service to local employers. We regret that the posting in question was published as received without editing. The wording was inappropriate. We will put into place a review protocol for all future job postings.”