The Equality, Gender, and the Legal Profession Reading Group explores gender dynamics, work-life balance, and family friendly practices in law firms. We examine the historical development of work-life patterns, current practices in law firms, and innovative best practices that they may promote. We also consider practices in comparable professional fields. Our discussions are often spurred by recently published articles, a sample of which is provided below in addition to the current syllabus.


Anne Marie Slaughter: “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All”

 NYTimes Op-Ed: “He Hasn’t Had It All Either”

 WSJ: “McKinsey Tries to Recruit Mothers Who Left the Fold”

Cravath Partner Evan R. Chesler: “Kill the Billable Hour”