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Women and Men as Litigators: Gender Differences on the Job

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/9780520201071.003.0005
Women and Men as Litigators: Gender Differences on the Job

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This chapter examines gender differences between men and women litigators. It argues that gender shapes the experiences of women in the legal profession at the structural level at the same time that women and men as litigators reproduce gender at the micro-level of interactions and identity. The chapter discusses the gendered structural constraints women face in the law firm and introduces the concept of “doing gender” as the mediating link between the structural and individual levels of analysis.

Keywords: gender differences; litigators; legal profession; structural constraints; law firm; doing gender

Chapter.  14742 words. 

Subjects: Anthropology

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