Wednesday, June 17, 2020
UNEQUAL PROFESSION: RACE AND GENDER IN LEGAL ACADEMIA (Stanford University Press, 2019) - new book by Professor Meera Deo
Professor Meera Deo recently published UNEQUAL PROFESSION: RACE AND GENDER IN LEGAL ACADEMIA (Stanford University Press, 2019) -- a study that has been getting a lot of attention recently. Professor Deo's work is the first formal empirical study of law faculty with an emphasis on raceXgender challenges facing women of color law professors. Her qualitative and quantitative findings from interview and survey data reveal a national pattern of ongoing "mansplaining" and "hepeating" by colleagues, biased evaluations and confrontations from students, and gender-based barriers to promotion and leadership. Professor Deo illustrates that these problems are not unique to legal academia, but also systemic throughout legal practice and other professions. She proposes individual strategies and structural solutions to address these pervasive problems. Professor Deo's book is available for 30% off + free shipping at this website (promo from LSA); the code is S20XLSA-FM.