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Practice Areas


  1. Sex and the Law: 34%
  2. Discrimination: 33%
  3. Ethics & Professional Responsibility: 33%

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Contact Info

Stanford Law School
Stanford, CA, 94305

559 Nathan Abbott Way
Stanford, CA, 94305



DCInactive 197805/24/2015

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Avvo Contributions
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Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Michael Franck AwardN/A2006
First Annual Deborah L Rhode Pro Bono AwardAssociation of American Law Schools2000
Pro Bono Publico AwardN/A1999
W.M. Keck Foundation AwardN/A1999
One of the nation's fifty most influential women lawyersN/A1998
Exceptional Merit Media Award -National Law JournalNational Women's Political Caucus and Radcliffe College1997
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Stanford University, Panel on Gender Equity and Quality of LifeChairman2004 - Present
Stanford Women's Faculty ForumCo-Chair2003 - Present
Stanford Law School Committee on Pro Bono and Public Interest LawChairman2003 - 2006
Legal MomentumVice Chairman2002 - Present
American Bar Association, Commission on Women in the ProfessionChairman2000 - 2002
Phi Beta Kappa Visiting ScholarN/A1999 - 2000
Association of American Law SchoolsPresident1998 - 1998
Equal Rights AdvocatesMember1997 - 2000
Open Society Institute - Legal Advisory Task ForceMember1997 - 1999
Association of American Law SchoolsMember1994 - 1999
California State Bar Attorney-Client CommissionCo-Chair1988 - 1989
American Bar Association, Committe on Professional Responsibility, Section on LitigationCo-Chair1987 - 1988
National Council for Research on WomenMember, Board of Directors1986 - 1991
Yale Corporation - Governing body of Yale UniversityMember1983 - 1989
American Civil Liberties UnionCooperating Attorney1982 - 1986
Stanford Public Interest Law FoundationMember, Board of Directors1981 - 1983
Publication NameTitleDate
Women and Leadership: The State of Play and Strategies for ChangeBook2007
In Pursuit of Knowledge: Scholars, Status, and Academic CultureBook2006
Moral Leadership; The Theory and Practice of Power, Judgement and PolicyBook2006
Gender and Law: Theory , Doctrine, and CommentaryBook2006
Fordham Law ReviewMoral Counseling2006
Journal of Legal EducationThe Professional Ethics of Professors2006
Hofstra Law ReviewLegal Ethics in an Adversary System: The Persistent Questions2006
Pro Bono in Principle and in Practice: Public Service and the Profession (Stanford University Press)Book2005
Fordham Urban Law JournalProfits and Professionalism2005
Brown at Fifty: The Unfinished LegacyBook2004
Access to JusticeBook2004
Legal EthicsBook - with David Luban2004
Enron: Corporate Fiascos and Their ImplicationsLawyers, Ethics and Enron - with Paul D Paton2004
Yale Univerisity Press - Directories in Sexual Harassment LawSex in Schools: Who's Minding the Adults?2004
Georgetown Journal of Legal EthicsAccess to Justice: Connecting Principles to Practice2004
The Difference Difference Makes: Women and LeadershipBook2003
South Carolina Law ReviewDefining the Challenges of Professionalism: Access to Law and Accountability of Lawyers2003
Current Legal ProblemsIn the Interests of Justice: A Comparative Perspective on Access to Legal Services and Accountability of the Legal Profession2003
Journal of Legal EducationPro Bono in Principle and Practice2003
Fordham Law ReviewIf Integrity Is the Answer, What Is the Question?2003
Journal of Legal EducationMidcourse Corrections: Women in Legal Education2003
Washington University Journal of Law and PolicyEqual Justice Under Law: Connecting Principle to Practice2003
Pepperdine Law ReviewClient Counseling and Moral Responsibility2003
ABA Commission on Women in the ProfessionSex-Based Harassment: Workplace Policies for the Legal Profession2003
Professional Responsibility and RegulationBook with Geoffrey Hazard2002
Gender and Law: Theory, Doctrine and CommentaryBook with Katharine T Bartlett and Angela P Harris2002
Stanford Journal of Law, Business and FinanceLawyers, Ethics and Enron - with Paul Paton2002
Harvard Law ReviewLegal Scholarship2002
Hofstra Law ReviewGender and the Profession: The No Problem Problem2002
Stanford Law ReviewThe Profession and the Public Interest2002
Columbia Law ReviewBalanced Lives2002
Fordham Law ReviewBalanced Lives for Lawyers2002
Fordham Law ReviewLaw, Lawyers, and the Pursuit of Justice2002
ABA Commission on Women in the ProfessionBalanced Lives: Changing the Culture of Legal Practice2002
ABA Commission on Women in the ProfessionBalanced Lives: Changing the Culture of Legal Practice2001
ABA Commission on Women in the ProfessionThe Unfinished Agenda: Women and the Legal Profession2001
Journal of Legal EducationThe Professional Responsibilities of Professors2001
William Mitchell Law ReviewThe Pro Bono Responsibilities of Lawyers and Law Students2000
Indiana Law ReviewLegal Education: Professional Interests and Public Values2000
Stanford Law ReviewConflicts of Commitment: Legal Ethics in the Impeachment Context2000
In the Interests of JusticeBook2000
Ethics in PracticeBook2000
Florida State University Law ReviewProfessionalism in Professional Schools1999
Journal of Legal EducationThe Professional Responsibility of Professional Schools1999
Fordham Law ReviewCultures of Commitment: Pro Bono for Lawyers and Law Students1999
Social Science, Social Policy, and the LawA Bad Press on Bad Lawyers: The Media Sees Research, Research Sees the Media1999
Professional Responsibility: Ethics by the Pervasive MethodBook1998
Speaking of SexBook1997
Sex Discrimination and the LawBook with B Babcock, A Freedman, S Ross, W Williams, R Copelon, N Taub1996
The Politics of Pregnancy: Adolescent Sexuality and Public PolicyBook with Annette Lawson1993
The Legal Profession: Responsibilty and RegulationBook with Geoffrey Hazard1993
Theoretical Perspectives on Sexual DifferenceBook1990
Justice and GenderBook1989
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Yale Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1977
Yale UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1974

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