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Women in Law

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ISBN13: 9789041107107
ISBN: 904110710X
Published: October 1997
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

Containing the updated papers presented at the Geaorge A. Katz conference on Women in Law held in Jerusalem, this volume addresses the major social challenge of attaining equality for women in the legal profession, in academia and in the judiciary. The work also analyzes the additional burden on women who have to assume a double workload when they combine their legal career with motherhood.

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Introduction, S. Shetreet.
Part 1 The role of women in the legal profession: the challenge of a woman in law, S.D. O'Connor; the limits of law reform - what really happens in the courtroom, L.H. Schafran; women, work and the law, F. Raday; the concept of gender equality in a Jewish state, F. Rady; being a women, being a lawyer and being a human being - women and change, E.M. Fox; Israeli legal academia, G. Shalev; perspectives on women in public-sector law, D. Katz; women lawyers in the political arena, E. Holtzman; women on the bench, H. Evenor; are women more successful in the public services than in private practice? some thoughts on women lawyers in the private and public sectors, D. Beinish; reaching for the top - ""the glass ceiling"" and women in the law, C. Fuchs Epstein.
Part 2 The additional burden on women - the double family and work career: balanced lives for women in the legal profession - US perspectives, B. Plevan; balanced lives - pursuing professional careers and meeting family obligations - Israeli perspectives (Mommy at home and Mommy track at work), D. Izraeli; women in academia in Israel, G. Golan; the environment of women students and faculty members in American law schools - appointment and status of women faculty, N. Redlich; women in Israel - family and career, N. Toren; women in the armed forces in Israel, N. Peled.
Part 3 Women jurists and adjudication: the doctrinal reasoning for more women judges - the principle of reflective judiciary, S. Shetreet; do women judges really make a difference - the American experience, S.S. Abrahamson; thoughtful and worldly women - women judges and the law, C.M. Durham; gender bias and the treatment of women as advocates and adversaries, P.M. Hynes.
Part 4 Women in legislation and juisprudence: the role of women lobby groups in promoting opposing legislation, N. Chazan; women in the workplace - legal issues facing employers in the 1990s, S.H. Bompey; slouching toward gender equality - law and doctrine on sex-based employment discrimination in the United States; S.E. Burns; the status of women in Israeli family law, P. Shifman; the use of legislation to change social perceptions, M. Kremnitzer.
Part 5 Law, religion and women: law, religion and women, C. Shalev; the American doctrine of church and state as illustrated in two cases involving women's rights, J. Sexton; the position of Haredi women in Israel - perceptions of equality issues in orthodox families, M. Freedman.
Part 6 The law of violence against women: special rules of evidence and procedures in cases involving women in the Israeli courts, H. Ben-Ito; rhetoric in the service of justice - the sociolinguistic construction of stereotypes in an Israeli rape trial, T. Liebes; rape and domestic violence legislation - following or leading public opinion?, M.D. Fields.