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PODCAST: Diversity Challenges in Supreme Court Bar (LIVE)

July 17, 2019, 8:56 AM

With the Supreme Court’s latest term all wrapped up, Bloomberg Law reporters take a look at an ongoing issue at the high court: A lack of gender diversity among advocates.

This term, only 17% of Supreme Court cases were argued by women, a statistic that’s gone largely unchanged in recent history.

The numbers are even worse in BigLaw. While men from large law firms argued 51 times at the high court last term, female BigLaw lawyers argued just eight.

In this live taping of Cases and Controversies, Goodwin attorney Jaime Santos joins to discuss the causes, potential solutions, and Santos’ own experiences trying to break into the elite world of Supreme Court arguments.

Hosts: Kimberly Robinson and Jordan Rubin

Guests: Goodwin Procter’s Jaime Santos and Bloomberg Law intern Jake Holland

Producers: RJ Jewell and Nicholas Anzalotta-Kynoch

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