Portland Fellows Hybrid Reception Program
Free Event. Open to Fellows and nominees only.
Featured Presentation: “The Making of Lawyers’ Careers: Inequality and Opportunity in the American Legal Profession” with Professor of Sociology and Law at Northwestern University and Director Emeritus & MacCrate Research Chair at The American Bar Foundation: Robert Nelson.
This program will present material from the forthcoming capstone book of the ABF’s After the JD project, “The Making of Lawyers’ Careers: Inequality and Opportunity in the American Legal Profession” by Nelson, Dinovitzer, Garth, Sterling, Wilkins, Dawe, and Michelson (University of Chicago Press 2023). The book presents a definitive study of lawyers’ careers based on 20 years of research on a national sample of lawyers who passed the bar in 2000. It follows these lawyers through a combination of survey data and in-depth interviews that show how lawyers make meaning in their personal and professional lives. Although all American lawyers belong to one profession, the book demonstrates that there are deep divisions by client type and practice setting and that women and lawyers of color continue to face barriers to equal opportunity.
Cocktail reception begins at 5:00 p.m.
Presentation to commence at 6:00 p.m.
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