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The Gendered Organizational Structure of Large Law Firms

Jennifer L. Pierce

in Gender Trials

Published by University of California Press

Published in print February 1996 | ISBN: 9780520201071
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520916401 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520201071.003.0002
The Gendered Organizational Structure of Large Law Firms

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This chapter describes the gendered organizational structure of the two law firms in this study: the legal department of Bonhomie Corporation; and Lyman, Lyman and Portia (LLP). It highlights the systematic differences in the types of jobs women and men hold, and the consequences such differences have for legal workers' access to good salaries and prospects for intrafirm mobility. The chapter also examines the historical emergence of the gendered bureaucratic law firm in the U.S.A.

Keywords: gendered organizational structure; law firms; Bonhomie Corporation; LLP; USA; intrafirm mobility

Chapter.  8793 words. 

Subjects: Anthropology

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