How to use this Blog

Think of me as a “curator” of what is known about women in the legal profession.  In this blog, you will find concise summaries of over seventy-five (and growing) articles, surveys, and other data.  Many of the full-length articles I read are over fifty pages in length – but the summary of the original article is just a few paragraphs long.  By reading my summary, you are able to quickly learn about a given topic area and how it relates to other articles I have read.  If after reading the summary you want to read the original full-length article, you may locate the article by the bibliographic citation I provide at the end of every blog entry or by using the Source Citations page located at the top of the website.

Read this blog as you would any other blog.  Though this is a research-based blog, you may enjoy it anyway you like.  If you are specifically searching for information on a particular topic, here are a few tips:

Using Categories will help you find information on a particular topic area, think of categories as a table of contents.  There are three ways to use Categories: 1) They can be accessed on the right side of the webpage; 2) By clicking the Categories page at the top of the website; and 3) By clicking on the category of a particular post, you would be directed to other posts within that category (this is the most restricted).  By clicking on a given category, you will see all of my posts related to that topic area.  Categories listed on the right side of the webpage include subcategories to further your search as well as a number in parenthesis; that number represents the number of summaries on that topic.  If you are searching for something in particular, say, Women as Judges, clicking the Women as Judges category would be a great first-step to your research.

To see all of the articles summarized on this blog, view the Source Citations page.  From there, you can click on the authors name to be directed to the article summary.

Looking for something very specific?  Use the search box located just beneath the categories listing on the right side of the webpage.

Interested in the history of women in the legal profession?  My timeline is the most comprehensive I have found to date – check it out at the A Timeline of Women’s History in the Legal Profession page.  The timeline spans from 1638 to present and contains 118 source citations.  You can even download a PDF of the timeline.

If you want to be notified of future postings within a particular category, copy the website link once you are looking at the page containing the posts of any category, and paste it into any RSS reader such as Google Reader.  Or, if you would like to be notified of all future postings by email, click the “sign me up” button on the right side of any webpage under “Email Subscription.”  Another way to stay up to speed each time you visit the blog is to look at “Recent Posts” on the right hand side of the webpage.

If you would like to learn about current statistics on women in the legal profession generally, click the Stats at a Glance page.  The bottom of the page will indicate when it was last updated.

Have questions on women in the legal profession? The FAQ page contains answers to many of the questions that I used to guide my research. This page contains source citations and at the bottom of the page, you will find the date the page was last updated.  Have a question that isn’t addressed?  Contact me using the contact form and I will add it to the page.

Lastly, I want to thank you for taking an interest in women in the legal profession and for visiting my blog.  I hope that by making my findings conveniently and widely available, that I can increase the awareness on the continued disparity women experience in law school and the legal profession.  If I can be of any assistance to you, please feel free to contact me using the Contact Me form.

This page was last updated on April 15, 2011.  

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