Paul L. Caron

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Women Hold Editor-In-Chief Positions At The Top 16 Law Reviews

Karen Sloan (, Women Hold Editor-In-Chief Positions at the 16 Most Elite Law Reviews:

For the first time ever, female law students sit atop of the mastheads of the flagship law reviews at each of the top 16 law schools in the country, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report [Yale, Stanford, Harvard, Chicago, Columbia, NYU, Penn, Virginia, Michigan, Berkeley, Duke, Northwestern, Cornell, Georgetown, UCLA, Texas].

That’s a significant shift from 2012, when a study by the nonprofit group Ms. JD found that women comprised just 29% of top editors at the flagship journals housed at the top 50 law schools. Women made up 43% of all law review editors in 2012 and 45% of all law review members. ...

The proliferation of women leading law reviews will be the subject of a panel discussion at a day-long conference honoring the advancement of women in the legal profession hosted by Duke Law School on Feb. 3 in Washington. The conference will also include panels featuring women practitioners; law deans; and judges. The session of jurists features U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg; Judge Pam Harris of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit; Judge Nan Pillar of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia; and Judge Sri Srinivasan, also of the DC Circuit.

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Disparate impact anyone?

Posted by: Jim Sweeney | Jan 22, 2020 11:10:08 AM