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Women Lawyers by Mona Harrington
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Women Lawyers by Mona Harrington
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Jan 01, 1995 | ISBN 9780452273672

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“An absorbing mosaic of the issues impeding advancement of her subjects. Women lawyers, she argues plausibly, ‘are on dangerous ground,’ connected to both the male establishment and the majority of women, yet anchored by neither. She describes the professional, legal and social strictures that hamper women at corporate law firms… Harrington provides much food for thought.”—Publishers Weekly
“Richly illustrated with examples and anecdotes, and the style is warm, intelligent, and personable.”—Library Journal

“Harrington paints a disturbing picture of the current situation in the American legal arena: good ol’ boy networks, insurmountable billable hours, and general hostility toward change—particularly change set in motion by women. Through more than 100 interviews with female graduates from Harvard Law School, Harrington describes the frustrations, the stress, and even the immense successes these women have found… An excellent and thorough look at a field loaded with possibilities but burdened by tradition.”—Booklist
“An important and incisive study, of potential interest to all women professionals.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Travels far beyond its lucid analysis of women and the legal profession to raise profound issues about feminist thought and the problem of equality. Blessedly free of jargon, this is a book for Everywoman and Everyman.”—Jill Ker Conway, author of The Road from Coorain
“An important and perceptive analysis of the influx of women into the legal profession: Mona Harrington successfully explores both the demands of the law on women’s lives and the potential for women to transform the rule-making process.”—Madeleine Kunin, former Governor of Vermont and United States Ambassador to Switzerland
“A most important book for all lawyers who seek to understand the crucial connection between law and politics, and how in a democracy, public pressure becomes converted into rules. Anyone seriously interested in the quality of our system of justice should read this book.”—Daniel R. Coquillette, Charles Warren Visiting Professor of American Legal History, Harvard Law School

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