66 posts categorized "Diversity"

Preet Bharara Tells Minority Law Students to "Work Harder." Is that the Best Advice?

How many times are women and minorities told that excellence is the best way to get ahead? Too many. Continue Reading

Posted by The Careerist at 7:11 AM on August 10, 2017 in Advice, Diversity, Law Students/Law Schools | Comments (2)

Corporations Are Pressuring Firms to Diversify—Not!

For all the talk about diversity, few corporations are keeping score about their outside counsel. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 4:43 AM on August 1, 2017 in Diversity, Money/Power, Women | Comments (1)

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Are Asian Americans Fed Up with the Legal Profession?

Asian American enrollment rates at law schools have taken a steep dive. What's more, they are Big Law's biggest dropouts. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 8:44 AM on July 25, 2017 in Diversity, Law Students/Law Schools, Money/Power, Women | Comments (0)

Trump Hearts Jones Day (Still)

News and gossip edition: Jones Day, Porngate, Airnb Trump fan and Brazilian waxes. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 7:54 AM on July 20, 2017 in Diversity, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers, Web Briefs | Comments (0)

Your Firm Is Sued for Gender Discrimination. Who Cares?

Do firms lose clients and recruits when they get slapped with a sensational lawsuit? Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 6:38 AM on July 17, 2017 in Diversity, Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power, Women | Comments (0)

News and Gossip: George Clooney, Tax Cheats and Cool Brits

The beach edition of news and gossip. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 8:26 AM on July 5, 2017 in Diversity, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers, Web Briefs | Comments (0)

Millennials Want Gender Equality? Not Really.

I'd love to drink the millennial Kool-Aid. But this is not the group to pin our hopes for gender equality. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 8:48 AM on June 5, 2017 in Diversity, Home/Work, Money/Power, Women | Comments (1)

Are Asian American Lawyers Too Complacent?

Asian Americans say there's some truth behind the nerdy worker bee stereotype. And they're working on it. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 3:03 PM on March 15, 2017 in Diversity, Money/Power | Comments (0)

Do Firms Care When They Lose Women?

Harvard Law School economist argues that it's expensive for firms to replace women who leave. But do firms care? Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 6:45 AM on February 10, 2017 in Diversity, Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power, Women | Comments (1)

The Ordeals of a Big Law Trump Supporter

White Trump supporter is told, "Go back to where you came from!" Hey, I've heard that my entire life. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 7:24 AM on January 28, 2017 in Diversity, Fashion/Style/Etiquette | Comments (0)

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Vivia Chen, The Careerist's chief blogger, has been covering the business and culture of law firms for a decade. A former corporate lawyer, Chen is fascinated by those who thrive (as well as those who don't) in the legal profession. Her take: Success in the law (and life) doesn't always travel a linear path. If you have topics you'd like to discuss or information to share, contact her: VChen@alm.com

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