Women Hit Law Review Milestone, But Still Far to Go, Lawyers Say

Feb. 3, 2020, 8:19 PM

Women still face steep challenges to advance in the legal profession, Hogan Lovells partner Neal Katyal said.

“I wish I could say I’m confident” in the future of women in the legal profession, the noted Supreme Court advocate said on Monday. “But I’m just not.”

Katyal was speaking at a conference in Washington celebrating that the editors-in-chief at flagship law reviews at the top 16 schools are women.

Katyal, for instance, pointed to the dearth of women arguing at the Supreme Court.

It’s just 17% most terms, and even less if you take out government lawyers, Katyal said.

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