Posted: November 28th, 2016 | By: Lisa Snedeker
Wake Forest Law, along with the university’s Office of the Provost, the Wake Graduate Women in Business (WGWIB), the Pro Humanitate Institute, the Anna Julia Cooper Center and the Women’s Center. has sponsored the first podcast and roundtable discussions about sexism in the legal profession for the new Law School Transparency (LST) podcast series, “Women in the Law.”
Podcast guests are Dr. Elizabeth Dickinson, Kathryn Cockrill, Kimberley Baker Guillemet, Leah Guitierrez, Lindsey Seeskin, Rahysa Vargas, Rita Gregio, Sarah Schnautz, Valerie Barnhart and Virginia Hoptman.
Roundtable guests are made up of Wake Forest Law alumni and Professors Shannon Gilreath (JD ’02), Alison Ashe-Card and Forsyth District Court Judge Larry Fine as well as Catharine Arrowood (JD ’76), Mireille Clough (JD ’02) and Clara Cottrell (JD ’07).
LST Moderators are Kimber Russell and Kyle McEntee, who helped organize and produce the podcast.
Dean Suzanne Reynolds (JD ’77) says, “The examples are set mostly in the workplace of women lawyers, but the examples easily translate (unfortunately) into all the workplaces of women.”
The following columns were written as a response to the podcast and roundtable:
- Bloomberg Big Law Business: Gender Bias in the Legal Workplace: Words Matter by Elizabeth Berenguer, law professor at Campbell University School of Law
- Above the Law: Sexism In The Legal Profession: Will It Ever End? by Staci Zaretsky, Editor of Above the Law
- The Girl’s Guide to Law School: Hey Sweetie: The Practical Impact of Sexism in the Legal Workplace (plus Podcast) by Gabriella Martin, Law Student at Quinnipiac University School of Law
- Lawyerist: Women in the Law Podcast: Hey Sweetie
- Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly: The Ceiling That Just Won’t Shatter by Melissa Levine-Piro, attorney in Greater Boston area
- Hire an Esquire: Women in the Law: Hey Sweetie!
The co-producers of the project are Olympia Duhart, a law professor at Shepard Broad College of Law at Nova Southeastern University, and Russell, a consultant at BlueStar Data Solutions.