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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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Published Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Reducing class size and shaking up grading systems could help close the gender gap in professional schools, suggests new research in the Journal of Legal Studies. Authors Daniel Ho and Mark Kelman, both professors of law at Stanford University, say that common professional school pedagogies, such as the Socratic and adversarial methods, may put women at a disadvantage when class sizes are big.

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Published Friday, December 5, 2014

Women are not equally represented at the top of corporate America because of the basic facts of motherhood: Even the most ambitious women scale back at work to spend more time on child care. At least, that is the conventional wisdom. But it is not necessarily true for many women, according to a new study of Harvard Business School alumni. Instead, it found, women in business overwhelmingly want high-achieving careers even after they start families.

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Published Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Ten years ago, one state recognized same-sex marriages — Massachusetts. As of Oct. 7, some 35 states had legalized it, led by the U.S. Supreme Court's Oct. 6 denial to review appellate decisions from five states that invalidated same-sex marriage bans. The enormity of this moment in history cannot be understated.

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Published Wednesday, November 5, 2014

In this follow-up to the groundbreaking 2009 study, Degrees of Equality, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation has studied the national picture of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender workers’ experiences of inclusion on the job as contrasting with the perceptions of their non-LGBT coworkers on issues.

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Published Wednesday, November 5, 2014

We want more diverse candidates—both at the entry and equity levels– to join our ranks.  We want our diverse attorneys to succeed. We want a variety of vibrant voices representing a kaleidoscope of backgrounds.  We want to be seen as good corporate citizens in a good place to work. We want what we want.

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Published Monday, November 3, 2014

According to a new study, women in the U.S. legal sector earn 28.5 percent less than men.

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