Thursday, March 27, 2014

A Federal Judge's Shocking View of How Women Lawyers Should Dress

From the Wall St. J., Judge Kopf Causes a Stir with a Blog Post about Female Lawyers

The title of it, “On being a dirty old man and how young women lawyers dress,” captures what follows. In the post, Judge Kopf urges female lawyers to wear less revealing clothes, while confessing his conflicted feelings over his sexual attraction to a young female lawyer in her late 20s who comes to court in skimpy outfits.

Writes the judge:

 

True story. Around these parts there is a wonderfully talented and very pretty female lawyer who is in her late twenties. She is brilliant, she writes well, she speaks eloquently, she is zealous but not overly so, she is always prepared, she treats others, including her opponents, with civility and respect, she wears very short skirts and shows lots of her ample chest. I especially appreciate the last two attributes.

“Ewwww!” was the response from an Omaha World-Herald columnist in a scathing piece about the post. “Are you kidding me?” said a Nebraska prosecutor interviewed by the columnist. “This is a federal judge.”

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/gender_law/2014/03/a-federal-judges-shocking-view-of-how-women-lawyers-should-dress.html

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The judge has been living on what planet?

Posted by: Christine McKenna | Mar 27, 2014 11:41:30 AM

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