Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Enforcing Gender Norms in the Legal Profession

Findlaw's Greedy Associates blog gives advice to prospective Harvard Law students who will have a Skype interview
Dump Hello Kitty for the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Take a look at what's on the shelves behind you. Your interviewer will see these things. So you might want to consider replacing the giant plush Hello Kitty doll, and replacing it with some library-borrowed law books.
Of course, it is a feminine thing that signals your utter lack of competence. Lawyering is serious business, little lady. Another tip from the same post suggests that the interviewee wear khakis for their interview. That's not gender-specific at all, is it?

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