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Published Monday, February 2, 2015

Many female professors complain that students evaluate them in sexist ways based in part on appearance, and data suggest that's true.

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Published Monday, February 2, 2015

The deaths of African-Americans at the hands of the police in Ferguson, Mo., in Cleveland and on Staten Island have reignited a debate about race. Some argue that these events are isolated and that racism is a thing of the past. Others contend that they are merely the tip of the iceberg, highlighting that skin color still has a huge effect on how people are treated.

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Published Monday, February 2, 2015

There is much to gain from having a judiciary that reflects society in all its diversity. Diversity on the bench enhances judicial impartiality as well as public confidence in the administration of justice.

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Published Wednesday, January 7, 2015

What many companies seem to have forgotten is that for parents, there are no do-overs. The prom, the volleyball game, the school play, the first date … these things happen only once. And while there will always be sacrifices and conflicts, working parents should not have to miss as many milestones as they often do.

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Published Wednesday, January 7, 2015

If there's one minority group that seems poised for success in Big Law, it's Asian-Pacific Americans. Though they constitute only about 5 percent of the U.S. population, APAs are arguably punching above their weight in this sector. At virtually every rung of the career ladder, their numbers are rising.

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Published Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Over the last three years women lawyers promoted to Am Law 200 partnerships reached 32.7%. CLI member organizations with new partner classes with at least 30% women for the last three years include: Fox Rothschild, Gordon & Rees, Littler, Morrison & Foerster, Ogletree Deakins, and Perkins Coie. CLI member organizations with new partner classes with at least 30% women in two of the last three years include: Dorsey & Whitney, Faegre Baker Daniels, and Kutak Rock.

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Published Friday, December 19, 2014

The situation for ambitious women in big law firms has improved slightly. Over the last three years, the percentage of women lawyers promoted to Am Law 200 partnerships reached 32.7 percent. When we examined a similar sample at the start of 2012, we pegged the female partner promotion rate at 30 percent. The latest result shows progress toward making the partnerships of the 200 top-grossing firms in the land more diverse.

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Published Friday, December 19, 2014

The Human Rights Campaign has released its 2015 Corporate Equality Index, which gives 87 Am Law 200 firms a perfect score of 100 for their policies regarding lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees, an increase from the 81 Am Law 200 firms that earned top marks last year. Other Am Law 200 firms on the 100-point scale for HRC’s index include 26 snagging scores of 90 or above and 59 scoring between 45 and 80 points.

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