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Author Diversity in Journals Examined at Roundtable

The Maryland Law Review and the Women, Leadership & Equality Program (WLE) at Maryland Carey Law convened a roundtable on April 10 to examine the disparities, bringing together faculty and journal editors from Maryland and Washington, D.C.

As Professor and WLE Founding Director Paula Monopoli noted, research shows that only 20 percent of the articles published in elite law reviews were written by female and minority authors even though they comprise 31 percent of tenure-track law school faculty nationally. 

Faculty panelists included

  • Taunya Lovell Banks, Jacob A. France Professor of Equality Jurisprudence, Maryland Carey Law;
  • Naomi Cahn, Harold H. Greene Professor of Law, George Washington University Law School, who also posted a blog about the event on Concurring Opinions;
  • Margaret Johnson, Associate Professor of Law and Director, Bronfein Family Law Clinic, Co-Director, Center on Applied Feminism, University of Baltimore School of Law;
  • Megan La Belle, Associate Professor of Law, Catholic University Columbus School of Law;
  • Russell McClain, Law School Assistant Professor and Director, Academic Achievement Program, Maryland Carey Law

Student panelists included

  • Liz Clark Rinehart, Editor-in-Chief (2014-2015), Maryland Law Review
  • David Steenburg, Editor-in-Chief (2014-2015), Catholic University Law Review
  • Laura Merkey, Editor-in-Chief (2015-2016), Maryland Law Review
  • Monica Basche, Executive Articles Editor (2015-2016), Maryland Law Review
  • Susan Schipper, Executive Articles and Symposium Editor (2014-2015), Maryland Law Review
  • Melissa Mulrey Soares, Articles Editor (2015-2016), Catholic University Law Review
  • Natalie Bilbrough, Manuscripts Editor (2015-2016), Maryland Law Review

Panels were moderated by

  • Deborah Eisenberg, Associate Professor of Law & Director, Center for Dispute Resolution (C-DRUM), Maryland Carey Law
  • Jana Singer, Professor of Law, Maryland Carey Law
  • Martha Ertman, Carole & Hanan Sibel Research Professor of Law, Maryland Carey Law


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