The Balanced Bench Project- Women in the Judiciary

The Balanced Bench Project: Women in the Judiciary

Often when we discuss the underrepresentation of women in politics our conversations focus on the legislative and executive branch. In order to have true gender parity for women in government, we need to remember to talk about 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 women’s representation in judicial positions.

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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 

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