Women and Ambition

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Spring 2015 Reading Group
Meets: T 5:00pm - 7:00pm
1 classroom credit

Helios Drop Deadline: February 4, 2015 by 11:59pm EST

This reading group focuses on recent popular literature on the observed disparity in women's and men's professional lives in levels of “confidence," willingness to ask for things, eagerness to take risks, reluctance to take credit for their success, and relative comfort with being labeled “ambitious.” We will discuss the various hypotheses in this expanding literature, which include theories about culture, societal structure, and brain science. These issues are highly relevant to both women and men poised to enter the professional world, yet there is opportunity to discuss them in the law school curriculum. The reading group offers a chance to explore these issues from both a theoretical and practical perspective.

Note: The reading group will meet on the following dates: 2/3, 2/10, 3/3, 3/10, 4/7, 4/14.

Subject Areas: Disciplinary Perspectives & Law , Legal Profession, Legal Ethics & Professional Responsibility , Family, Gender & Children's Law .