Sunday, June 29, 2008
When the American Bar Association holds its annual meeting in New York City in early August, the programming will include a special Day of Equality. The ABA's Commission on Women in the Profession will end that day with an Equalitea, marking the Commission's 20 years of work towards equality for women in the legal profession and calling for future action. Since about 75% of the lawyers who teach legal writing in the United States are women and legal writing professors disproportionately hold the lowest levels of academic appointments in United States law schools, that future action must not overlook the legal academy. To ensure legal writing and other women law professors are on the Commission's future agenda, legal writing professors who plan to attend the ABA annual meeting might want to put the Equalitea on their calendars now.