Diversity in the Legal Profession: Perspectives from Managing Partners and General Counsel, by Deborah L. Rhode and Lucy Buford Ricca I Center of the Legal Profession, University of Stanford – published in the Fordham Law Review in 2015
Within the American legal profession, diversity is widely embraced in principle but seldom realized in practice. Women and minorities are grossly underrepresented at the top and overrepresented at the bottom. What accounts for this disparity and what can be done to address it are the subjects of an article published by Stanford University in 2015.
It provides the first comprehensive portrait of the problem from the vantage of leaders of the nation’s largest legal organizations. Through their perspectives, this Article seeks to identify best practices for diversity in law firms and in-house legal departments, as well as the obstacles standing in the way. Read more