This essay discusses the predicament of women law professors in an era when the representation of women on law faculties has reached a “critical mass.” It explores three mechanisms for reproducing gender inequality: (1) self-fulfilling stereotypes, (2) gender-specific comparison groups, and (3) the accumulation of small disadvantages. Chamallas uses stories from her own and colleagues’ experiences to illustrate contemporary forms of bias.
Law and Gender | Legal Education
Date of this Version
Martha Chamallas, "The Shadow of Professor Kingsfield: Contemporary Dilemmas Facing Women Law Professors" (May 2005). The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law Working Paper Series. Working Paper 17.
Forthcoming, William & Mary Journal of Women & the Law (vol. 11, 2005)