In additional elected legislative and executive bodies, the US courts are also overwhelmingly made up of cis-men. To have a truly representative government, we must also remember and address the lack of diversity in the judiciary.
Despite women attending law school at equal rates as men, they continue to be underrepresented in both elected and appointed judicial positions. As a result, RepresentWomen created the Balanced Bench Project, an exploration of gender diversity in judicial positions.
Women’s Underrepresentation in the Judiciary by Grace Knobler
Women are Underrepresented on the Courts by Evelien van Gelderen
Introducing the Balanced Bench Project by Katie Pruitt
Women and Law Review: A Stepping Stone to Leadership? by Maura Reilly