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As a student at Yale Law School in 1974, Lani Guinier attended a class with a white male professor who addressed all the students, male and female, as "gentlemen." To him the greeting was a form of honorific, evoking the values of traditional legal education. To her it was profoundly alienating. Years later Guinier began a study of female law students with her colleagues,As a student at Yale Law School in 1974, Lani Guinier attended a class with a white male professor who addressed all the students, male and female, as "gentlemen." To him the greeting was a form of honorific, evoking the values of traditional legal education. To her it was profoundly alienating. Years later Guinier began a study of female law students with her colleagues, Michelle Fine and Jane Balin, to try to understand the frustrations of women law students in male-dominated schools. In Becoming Gentlemen Guinier, Fine, and Balin dare us to question what it means to become qualified, what a fair goal in education might be, and what we can learn from the experience of women law students about teaching and evaluating students in general. Including the authors' original study and two essays and a personal afterword by Lani Guinier, the book challenges us to work toward a more just society, based on ideals of cooperation, the resources of diversity, and the values of teamwork....

Title : Becoming Gentlemen: Women, Law School, and Institutional Change
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ISBN : 9780807044056
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 175 Pages
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Becoming Gentlemen: Women, Law School, and Institutional Change Reviews

  • Abdullah
    2018-10-26 08:09

    While I could relate to the bigger message this scholar was conveying, it was the writing style that I did not care for. The book was written in a dry scholarly fashion that left the reader wanting more. Some of the jargon she used was terminology that I was not accustomed to. Therefore, I found myself having to look-up words that are part of the common sociological and psychology parlance. Nevertheless, I am certain that those who have gone on to graduate and/or professional school can definitely relate to this book.

  • Emily
    2018-10-25 08:04

    Very insightful, but very academic (I know that was the point).It makes me want to learn more about gender & communication. I would have liked a little more advice for women professionals trying to communicate in a man's world, or at least a few suggestions of where to look.All in all, I am better for having read it and admire the women whose hard work made it possible.

  • Amanda
    2018-11-04 12:44

    I got about half way through this book and just could not continue. It's based on a study done about 15 years ago and I felt that it was both dry and repetitive. Way too many other things to read to waste my time finishing this.

  • Erin
    2018-10-31 07:43

    If you are planning to start law school, or are currently in law school I think you should read this book. Especially, if you are a woman.