Courting gender bias: an examination of women’s experiences in the profession of law in Kansas

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dc.contributor.author Lueker, Suzanne J.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-23T14:23:56Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-23T14:23:56Z
dc.date.issued 2012-07-23
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/14062
dc.description.abstract This study examines the issue of gender bias and other gendering processes within the profession of law in Kansas. Although women have made great strides toward equality within the law profession, there are still glaring disparities between men’s and women’s occupational attainment. Women enter law school at similar rates as men do; however, they are not similarly represented in the legal profession upon graduation, or throughout their careers. Utilizing a theory of gendered organizations, this study seeks to investigate what impact, if any, certain sociodemographic factors, sector of law, mentorship, and perceptions of discrimination, have on women’s levels of job satisfaction. To accomplish this goal, this study makes connections between previous research conducted by the Kansas Bar Association, and more recent survey data modeled after the original KBA research. Underlying structures and ingrained interactions are examined quantitatively, to gain a better understanding of the gendered processes that women experience within the profession of law in Kansas. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University en
dc.subject Gender bias en_US
dc.subject Gender and law en_US
dc.subject Gender and job satisfaction in law en_US
dc.subject Gender bias and law en_US
dc.subject Kansas Bar Association and gender bias en_US
dc.subject Women attorneys and judges and gender bias en_US
dc.title Courting gender bias: an examination of women’s experiences in the profession of law in Kansas en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree Master of Arts en_US
dc.description.level Masters en_US
dc.description.department Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work en_US
dc.description.advisor Gerad Middendorf en_US
dc.subject.umi Sociology (0626) en_US
dc.date.published 2012 en_US
dc.date.graduationmonth August en_US


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