873 ABA Journal Diversity articles.
Jun 30, 2022 9:05 AM CDT
Title IX protections would be expanded
The Biden administration has proposed changes that would expand protections for sex discrimination under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the federal…
Jun 24, 2022 3:42 PM CDT
Jun 22, 2022 3:36 PM CDT
People with two U.S. born, non-Hispanic Black parents comprise 11.71% of the general population, but only 6.34% of law students, according to a law review article recently published in the Berkeley Journal of African-American Law & Policy.
Jun 13, 2022 10:37 AM CDT
The total number of active lawyers in the United States has increased 6.6% since 2012, according to the 2022 National Lawyer Population Survey released by the ABA on Friday.
Jun 13, 2022 8:39 AM CDT
Browne C. Lewis, the dean of the North Carolina Central University School of Law, was found dead in her hotel room Thursday while in Colorado attending the Law School Admission Council’s annual conference.
Jun 7, 2022 8:48 AM CDT
Jun 1, 2022 4:01 PM CDT
How many times have you heard, “You don’t look like a lawyer”? Ask most women and minority lawyers if they have had this experience, and they’ll reply with a resounding yes.
Jun 1, 2022 2:10 AM CDT
“For the past two years, I served as lead appellate counsel for the players on the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team in their equal-pay case against the U.S. Soccer Federation,” writes Nicole A. Saharsky. “So you are probably wondering: How did we get from losing summary judgment and being entitled to $0 to getting $24 million and a guarantee of equal pay for the women’s and men’s national teams?”
Jun 1, 2022 1:30 AM CDT
Carrie Cohen credits one particular experience for changing the course of her career. She graduated from Cornell University in 1989 and decided to defer law school for a year so she could work as a paralegal at what is now Vladeck, Raskin & Clark in New York City. Learning from trailblazing labor lawyer Judith Vladeck and her daughter, Anne, had a profound impact on Cohen. “They represented unions, and then Mrs. Vladeck had a specialty representing women in employment discrimination, sexual harassment and sort of #MeToo issues before that term ever existed,” Cohen says.
Jun 1, 2022 12:50 AM CDT
Mary Smith asks herself the same two questions any time she considers a new opportunity: “Am I the right person for this role?” and “Can I make a difference?”
Jun 1, 2022 12:40 AM CDT
In a landmark ruling in April, the Department of Defense was ordered to stop discriminating against people with HIV and permit them to deploy and commission as military officers. Scott Schoettes represented the two plaintiffs who brought the suit, a case with personal meaning for him as an attorney living with HIV.
May 31, 2022 1:12 PM CDT
SCOTUS approval rating drops 10 percentage points
Only 44% of the public approves of the way that the U.S. Supreme Court is handling its job, according to a Marquette University…
May 27, 2022 1:44 PM CDT
A federal appeals court has ruled against a Florida lawyer who challenged her disbarment for failing to comply with mental health requirements of her conditional admission to the bar.
May 27, 2022 9:34 AM CDT
Starring Calista Flockhart as the titular character, Ally McBeal ran for five seasons from 1997 to 2002. Created by David E. Kelley, the Fox series followed McBeal as she navigated the intersection between her personal life and law career.
May 26, 2022 8:39 AM CDT