Sex Discrimination and Law Firm Culture on the Internet: Lawyers at the Information Age Watercooler Amanda Baumle

ISBN: 9780230613256

Published: May 15th 2009

Hardcover

208 pages


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Sex Discrimination and Law Firm Culture on the Internet: Lawyers at the Information Age Watercooler  by  Amanda Baumle

Sex Discrimination and Law Firm Culture on the Internet: Lawyers at the Information Age Watercooler by Amanda Baumle
May 15th 2009 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 208 pages | ISBN: 9780230613256 | 7.39 Mb

Despite the availability of some formal legal remedies, women attorneys rarely sue their employers, and often do not challenge discriminatory behavior.This book explores this seemingly contradictory situation, where lawyers fail to employ the legalMoreDespite the availability of some formal legal remedies, women attorneys rarely sue their employers, and often do not challenge discriminatory behavior. This book explores this seemingly contradictory situation, where lawyers fail to employ the legal system on their own behalf. By exploring attorneys’ use of legal discourse in an Internet community, Baumle examines whether the law can in fact serve as a useful tool to challenge inequality. The Internet community itself provides a protected, semi-anonymous forum in which to engage in such discourse, thereby subverting many of the barriers that currently exist to challenging gender inequality in the legal practice.



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