• Feminism, Gender, Romance and Dating, Sweet Hot Justice, Women's Issues

    Does This Law Degree Make My Ass Look Fat?

    Ed. note: The following piece was authored by The Legal Tease, of Sweet Hot Justice fame. Check out her other musings from Sweet Hot Justice here. Quick question: You’re a single guy, let’s say in your late twenties to mid-thirties, with a decent job. Given the choice between the following two single women to date, […]

    240 Comments / / Sep 8, 2010 at 12:31 PM
  • Feminism, Gender, Law Reviews, Law Schools, Women's Issues

    The Ladies of Law Review: Mostly Good News

    We’ve been doing a series of posts looking at whether women and minorities are adequately represented on the mastheads of the nation’s law reviews. The subject is definitely a contentious one, and our posts have generated a high number of comments. Perhaps we should shift our focus to underrepresented minorities (URMs) — sayonara, Asians — […]

    27 Comments / / Aug 23, 2010 at 2:43 PM
  • Associate Advice, Federal Judges, Feminism, Gender, Maryanne Trump Barry, Sexism, Sexual Harassment, Women's Issues

    Do Women in the Law Need to Get Thicker Skins?

    Today’s confirmation of Elena Kagan as the fourth woman ever to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court is a milestone worth celebrating. For ladies in the law, things are looking up. But female law students and lawyers still have complaints. Check out a recent query submitted to the Dear Prudence advice column over at Slate, […]

    154 Comments / / Aug 5, 2010 at 6:42 PM
  • Biglaw, Feminism, Gender, Partner Issues, Women's Issues

    Wage Gap Persists Among Female Partners: Where’s the Outrage?

    A couple of days ago, a survey came out showing that the wage gap between male and female partners is still very large. The National Law Journal put it this way: It’s no secret that women earn less than their male colleagues at law firms. The National Association of Women Lawyers concluded last year that […]

    138 Comments / / Jul 13, 2010 at 1:13 PM
  • Fashion, Federal Judges, Feminism, Gender, Judicial Divas, Women's Issues

    Career Advice for Women Lawyers: Fake It.

    Warning to the female readers of Above the Law: the reading of this post may lead to the rending of your inappropriate clothing and pulling out of your questionably-styled hair. Earlier this month, lady lawyers gathered in Philadelphia for the ABA’s Women in Law Leadership Academy. Gina Passarella of the Legal Intelligencer was in attendance […]

    50 Comments / / Jun 22, 2010 at 5:56 PM
  • Biglaw, Feminism, Gender, Women's Issues

    Female Lawyers, Can You Have It All?

    Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg are examples of female lawyers who have it all: success in both their personal and professional lives. They both reached the pinnacle of the legal profession — a seat on the Supreme Court — but also raised families, blessing the world with judicial opinions galore, children, and grandchildren. […]

    130 Comments / / Jun 10, 2010 at 6:08 PM
  • Feminism, Gender, Kids, Pregnancy / Paternity, Women's Issues

    K&L Gates: Closed to Associate Mothers?

    From time to time, we’ve tried to track whether or not the Biglaw layoffs have had a disparate impact on women or minorities. There hasn’t been a lot of hard evidence. We did a story last year on layoffs at Squire Sanders that seemed to disproportionately affect women. And this year we ran a report […]

    160 Comments / / Jun 8, 2010 at 1:16 PM
  • Feminism, Gay, Gay Marriage, Gender, Lesbians, Non-Sequiturs, Women's Issues

    Non-Sequiturs: 06.07.10

    * Elie previously declared that Debrahlee Lorenzana, the too hot for Citigroup plaintiff, was “pretty,” but not “‘blood has stopped flowing to my brain’ pretty.” This video is proof that Elie underestimated her. [Dealbreaker] * Ugly people get fired on Wall Street too. How many of these 1,200 Morgan Stanley layoffs are in the legal […]

    11 Comments / / Jun 7, 2010 at 5:53 PM
  • Biglaw, Feminism, Gender, Kids, Women's Issues

    Will New York’s Nanny Law Make It Harder for Career Women?

    The New York State Senate yesterday passed its version of the Nanny Law. If signed by Governor Paterson, the law would require employers to give domestic workers paid vacation and sick days, as well as 14 days notice before termination. The benefits would apply to legal and illegal immigrants. Essentially, it would require people to […]

    96 Comments / / Jun 4, 2010 at 10:08 AM