Recently, Center Director Deborah L. Rhode traveled to Washington D.C. to be honored by the U.S. Department of Justice for decades of work on Access to Justice issues. Professor Rhode took part in a panel discussion as part of the “Winning the Future Initiative, ” under the heading of the department’s “Access to Justice Initiative.”
Stanford Law School’s summary can be found here.
Video of the event can be found here.
A photo gallery of the event an be found here.
The Department of Justice’s blog report can be found here.
Following the 2009 conference co-sponsored by the Center on the Legal Profession, Deborah L. Rhode and Amanda K. Packel followed up with a Rock Center Working Paper of the same name.
Download a copy of Diversity on Corporate Boards: How Much Difference Does Difference Make, Rock Center Working Paper No. 89 (October 1, 2010) from SSRN here.
The Wall Street Journal took a look last week at a proposed Mississippi rule to require 20 hours of Pro Bono work per year. Read the full article and comments here.
With the Michelle R. Clayman Center for Gender Research, the Center on the Legal Profession will co-host Joan C. Williams of UC Hastings College of the Law as she discusses her new book, “Reshaping the Work-Family Debate: Why Men and Class Matter.”
Work-family conflict remains a central fact of American life: Americans report much higher levels than exist elsewhere, and men now report more work-family conflict than women. Corporate workplace flexibility policies are widely touted but little used, and the U.S. has the most family-hostile public policy in the developed world. Williams argues that jump-starting the stalled revolution in work and family roles requires adding men and class to the discussion. The first step is to open up a national conversation about the gender pressures on men that make it risky for them to change their work commitments in ways that will allow them to play an equal role in family life. The second, necessary step is to recognize that the “culture wars” that have driven American politics so far to the right reflect class conflict stemming from a broken relationship between professional-managerial progressives and the white working class.
Professor Williams will be speaking at Tresidder Student Union Oak Room East on October 28th at 4:15-5:45pm
Read the complete event listing from the Clayman Center here.
Ralph Baxter, Chairman and CEO of Orrick, will be at Stanford Law School on Wednesday, September 29th for a noontime event hosted by the Center in Room 95. Baxter will discuss topics related to leadership and adaptation to the current economic climate.
Lunch will be provided and registration is free. However, please register in advance as space is limited. This event will be held from 12:45-2pm.
Please read the complete event listing and find the registration link here.
As lawyers are increasingly subject to competing state and international ethical rules, the bar needs a fundamental rethinking of its regulatory structures.
Read the entire piece here.
Read the September/ October cover story by Kara Platoni here.
Center Director Deborah L. Rhode has been invited to speak at the Michigan State University College of Law Kelley Institute of Ethics Second Annual Lecture on September 15, 2010. A link to the event listing can be found here.
J. Kim Wright, a founder of the Renaissance Lawyer Society, has written Lawyers as Peacemakers, a reference volume to help lawyers reframe their approach in a direction toward “the overall benefit of compassion and transformation of the relationship between citizens and the legal system. Saul Segan writes a review in the Huffington Post. Read it here.
Vivia Chen from the American Lawyer writes on the current state of play for women in major law firms and the current percentage of them with equity or on track to it. Read her piece here.