Friday 25 May 2018, 10:00 - 18:15

Gendered Globalization of the Legal Professions

Organised by the Gender centre @ The Graduate Institute

Venue: Maison de la paix, room S1
Chemin Eugène-Rigot, 2

The research project Gendered Globalization of the Legal Professions seeks to analyse the effects of globalization on the gendered careers of lawyers in different national contexts. In particular it aims at documenting how new trends are restructuring the organization of legal practice and changing the rhythm and trajectories of men and women’s careers. The project also documents whether gender inequalities in the legal professions are eroding or not, in a context of massive entry of women in the legal markets. The study uses a mixed-method approach, with quantitative data collected through a specific web survey designed and administered in Switzerland and France, and with qualitative biographic interviews led with female and male lawyers in Geneva, Lausanne, Paris and Lyon.

The aim of this final conference is 1) to provide an overview of the results of the different surveys and qualitative data of the project; 2) to organize a scientific discussion with scholars studying the contemporary social-economic and demographic changes and the reconfigurations of gender inequalities in the legal professions and in other qualified occupations and labour markets.

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