Why we still need feminism in law school

Law can function as either a tool or a weapon. Used well, it can be a tool to effect social justice. Used badly, it is a weapon that will increase social injustice. Either way, law, and those who study, understand, apply and interpret it, have a lot of power in our society. I want to encourage you to find ways to use the law as a tool for social justice. In particular, I want to encourage you to use it as a tool to increase women’s equality in this country.…

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Where would I be without Feminism in Law School?

It is an unfortunate truth that law school can be a harrowing experience. Among the first examples that spring to my mind of the more difficult issues one must face are: first year’s onerous schedule and the brutal introduction to the Socratic method, which makes first year notoriously difficult to endure; the anxiety invoked by the approach of 100% exams in second year; the need to resist the persistent push toward big firm practice—a push that results from the profession’s influence on the law school… I have spent many sleep-bereft nights wondering: Why am I doing this to myself?…

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